Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) was asked if he agreed with Trump that the actual uprising was on election day, and he evaded the question.
ANDREA MITCHELL: Do you agree with Trump that election day was an ‘uprising’?
SEN. ROY BLUNT: I think the election was what it was pic.twitter.com/eDgpGY5Q2S
– Aaron Rupar (atrupar) 24 October 2021
Andrea Mitchell asked Blunt if he agreed with Trump that the real uprising was on election day, to which he replied: “I think the election was what it was. There is a process you are going through that determines if the early reports were the right reports, and we went through the process. “
Blunt also encouraged Trump to talk about the future and not about the past, because talking about the future helps Republicans more.
Roy Blunt would not admit that Trump lost.
Roy Blunt had a choice. He could have said that the election was legal and that the attack on 1/6 was an uprising. Instead of telling the truth, he decided to say the election was what it was, without naming 1/6, and suggested that Trump stop talking about the past.
It was a slimy dodge that reveals how scared Republicans are of crossing the Big Lie.
Until the Republican Party gets the courage to kick Trump to the edge, it will remain a threat to democracy. Even the Republicans who do not fully accept the Big Lie are taking part in the attack on democracy.
Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press officer and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focuses on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association