Blunt Decries ‘Alternative Versions’ Of Capitol Attack After Johnson’s False Claims | Talking Points Memo

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) on Sunday decried “alternative versions” of the deadly Capitol insurrection, a day after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) pushed a false narrative of no violence on the Senate side of the building during the attack.


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People around the world USED to regard the Capitol as a citadel of democracy. No more. Those images of insurrectionists ended that.

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What do you expect from Johnson? He is a Republican and therefore almost automatically a liar.

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Johnson was just providing the alternate facts for the alternatively-minded.

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from the mouths of children and senators not seeking re-election…

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“Totally unacceptable — we need to understand that’s an underlying principle of what happened on Jan. 6 that we don’t need to try to explain away or come up with alternative versions of,” Blunt said. “We all saw what happened and we know what happened. We know we can’t let that happen again.”

A delayed reaction but I’ll take it.

Anyway, who gets his seat next year?

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The R’s really are self-immolating, aren’t they.

And now Trump is urging his supporters to get the COVID vaccine, which will end his political career entirely.

You should see the social media vitriol coming from them, against him.

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Unfortunately, Chunk Toad ran out of time before Blunt* could call out and condemn RonAnon and all the other white supremacist liars peddling the same bullshit.

*Fun Fact: One of the definitions of blunt is “not sharp.”

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The appropriately named Sen Blunt

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… or it can be the name of a company:

Johnson & Johnson (the gay Pharma)

or Johnson Controls - makers of fine condoms.,

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Good for former President Bush in forcing Republicans to confront what happened on January 6.

While it’s always safe to take the opposing side of the dumbest man in the Senate, Blunt goes on to say the following:

“Totally unacceptable — we need to understand that’s an underlying principle of what happened on Jan. 6 that we don’t need to try to explain away or come up with alternative versions of,” Blunt said. “We all saw what happened and we know what happened. We know we can’t let that happen again.”

But when given an opportunity to say unequivocally Biden is the legitimately elected President or to hold Trump accountable for inspiring and fomenting the insurrection, he failed to do so. It’s, if I may also be blunt, a historical failure on his part.

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We don’t need to try and explain away or come up with alternative versions.

Roy Blunt launches “cancel culture” attack on right wing media.

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If the NYT had any gumption.

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If it’s Sunday, it’s Chuck Todd interviewing Republicans b/c it’s Chuck Todd.

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Common, my MO senior senator doesn’t have that much experience in forming and stating a declarative sentence, he’s only been in politics since 1973, we have to applaud the fact that it’s taken him 48 years to gather his gumption, and to be on national TV to finally state something to be true or false.

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Given that it is Missouri, odds are a Republican but you never know. The obvious Dems (McCaskill and Jason Kinder) have said no. Too soon to speculate I think. Eric Greitens (former Governor for a short time before had to resign under scandal) is posturing and the R establishment is “no way”. Will shall see.

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Blunt’s not running again…

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Yet another GOP “statesman” finding the “guts” to speak the truth against the lunatics & criminals of his own party just in time for his “retirement.”

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