The Senate vote last week that sent the resolution of disapproval on Trump’s national emergency to the Oval Office is the reason one Republican Senator has been disinvited from an annual Republican Dinner.
And his name is Roy Blunt:
KY3 – Christian County’s Republican Party disinvited Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt for its annual dinner because of one vote.
Party leaders say they are protesting the senator’s vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a southern border wall. The resolution against the president passed in the U.S. Senate thanks to several Republicans going against party lines.
The senator’s office tells KY3 News the courts will settle the border issue. He did not comment on the protest.
Here’s part of the email sent to Blunt by the Christian County party chair from McClatchy DC:
“I am so disappointed in you now that I can hardly speak,” wrote Wanda Martens, a member of the Christian County Republican Central Committee, in an email to Blunt’s office. “Why could you not support my president in the emergency declaration? President Trump tried every available means to work the Senate to resolve the border issue and build the much needed wall. He is well within his presidential powers to do this.”
Martens serves as the local party committee’s events chair. She told the senator in her email, which was obtained by The Kansas City Star, that she did not want to see him when the local party holds its Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner on April 6 in Ozark, Missouri, one of the most conservative areas in the state.
“Please don’t try to tell me that I don’t understand. I understand completely,” Martens wrote. “I hate it when someone calls you the establishment and that you are part of the swamp, but maybe they were right.”
Martens is the one who rescinded Blunt’s invitation.
It wouldn’t surprise me if more local Republican Parties will follow suit. After all, this was a big vote that left disappointment for many across the country in this Dirty Dozen, as Mark Levin nicknamed them.