Today Senator Roy Blunt doubled down on Mitch McConnell’s pledge to obstruct the constitutional process, saying that not only would he oppose votes on a Supreme Court nominee, but he would not even meet with the nominee. This is yet another time where Blunt, who votes with Republicans 93 percent of the time, is putting his partisan ties ahead of the interests of Missourians.
Public opinion has shown that Blunt is on the wrong side of this issue. A new poll from the Pew Research Center found that 56 percent of Americans think that the Senate should hold hearings and vote on the Supreme Court nominee. This position is also held by a majority of Independents: 56 percent.
“Roy Blunt’s Supreme Court obstructionism is spotlighting his commitment to Washington Republicans at the expense of Missouri,” said Lauren Passalacqua, DSCC National Press Secretary. “Blunt’s latest embrace of Republican political games over the basic responsibilities of his job is shameful, and voters will turn out in November to elect a Senator who will stand up for Missouri and actually do their job.”