GOP Senator Roy Blunt announces he won’t seek reelection

The GOP is gearing up to take back majority control of one or both chambers of Congress in the 2022 midterms, but a number of familiar faces have recently announced their retirement, which is cause for concern for the party, causing some level of concern for the party.

According to Fox News, 71-year-old Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) dropped the bombshell announcement on Monday that he’s joining the ranks of retiring Republicans, saying “I won’t be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year.”

The Missouri senator, a member of Republican Senate leadership, made the announcement in a video to his supporters, recounting an impressive number of election victories over the years before announcing his retirement.

“After 14 general election victories — three to county office, seven to the United States House of Representatives, and four statewide elections — I won’t be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year,” Blunt said in the video, adding that he would finish out the remainder of his current term in the 117th Congress.

With the current makeup of the upper chamber split in a 50-50 tie between Democrats and Republicans, retirements from the party are exactly ideal at this point, but in many cases, are understandable. Most of those retiring are seasoned, veteran politicians who are reaching age levels where many people throw in the towel in order to enjoy the quality of life years that they have left.

Blunt joins Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Richard Burr (R-NC) in their decisions to hang their proverbial hats. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) have also been reported as GOP senators thinking of calling it quits next year.

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) praised Blunt for his service and as the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, vowed that he would find a suitable replacement for the retiring Missouri senator.

“The NRSC will work tirelessly to ensure Senator Blunt’s successor will uphold his legacy of free enterprise and small government and we will hold this seat,” Scott said in a Monday statement.

Though some Democrats have pointed out that Republicans seem to have a growing issue with retiring politicians, former President Donald Trump has vowed to use his resources and influence to make sure that all Republican seats are defended in next year’s election.

 
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  9. I AGREE THAT BOTH HOUSES NEED NEW PEOPLE!!!!! THE SAME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IN OFFICE FAR….TOO LONG….. AS A RESULT NOTHING GETS DONE EXCEPT ARGUING AND OLD IDEAS!!!! THE DEMS/FRAUDS ESPECIALLY NEED TO GET OUT OF OFFICE……THEY HAVEN’T HAD AN IDEA SINCE THEY WERE ELECTED THE FIRST TIME……HOWEVER MANY MANY YEARS AGO THAT WAS????? DON’T THINK THE TAXPAYERS ARE GOING TO MISS ANY OF YOU!!!!! THE KEY WORDS ARE “TERM LIMITS”!!!!!!

  10. Living in Missouri, Senator Blunt has always been a huge disappointment & instead of voting for him, I’ve always voted independent. Finally he’s not disappointing! Hoping we get another awesome senator such as Senator Josh Hawley!!

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    1. Yes we do need term limits. I would care if the term limits was 8 years, but no one should be able to live off of and get rich from serving America.

      1. Especially when they are not serving their constituents or country. Ex: Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell, and several others
        serving themselves. Term limits for all who are in political jobs. We only give the President 4 years and I would say the
        so a double term of 8 years is more than sufficient.

        1. the so called squad needs to go all of them nothing but trouble for this country why they were voted in again i don’t know why

    1. It’s going to be down and dirty from now on, if we want to save America. We must find good Americans for fight for the Constitution and all it stands for.

  12. All the RINOs need to go either retiring or being primaried out of office by American loving honest Patriots. #VoteOutAllDemsAndRINOs

  13. All the RINOs need to go either retiring or being primaried out of office by American living honest Patriots. #VoteOutAllDemsAndRINOs

    1. I think we are all feeling the same way. New blood to revive the party. The Democrats are mostly old fossils or fools like that creepy Swallwel.

      1. looking at the Democrat party is like looking at a t.v watching the walking dead show most of them are brain dead

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