Letter to the Editor

Blunt's betrayal on border

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Roy Blunt sided with 11 other Republicans in a Senate resolution denying President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to secure the border.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quoted Blunt as saying:

“There are several existing authorities that could be used to support what President Trump wants to do at the border without creating a court case or declaring an emergency. I have encouraged him to use those authorities.”

In other words, he wimped out, and dare I say he is hypocritical when considering the statements he made in 2013 praising Spielberg’s “Lincoln” motion picture.

Blunt stated: “The lesson of that movie, I think, was, when hard things get done, they get done because a president decided he was going to do what was necessary to get them done.”

CLINT LACY, Marble Hill, Missouri