October 07, 2018
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) joined Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures to discuss Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation.
Following are Excerpts From Blunt’s Interview:
On Senate Democrats’ Politically-Motivated Conduct Throughout Justice Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Process:
“Senator Schumer said he would do anything possible to keep Brett Kavanaugh from going on the Court. Frankly, I think they’re making a big mistake here. Holding this information, rolling it out in the most unfair way to everybody involved after they have had it for months. Now talking about if we get in charge, we’re going to look at this in some other way. Frankly, what they've managed to do is energize the Republican base in a way that usually the party that just won a presidential election, isn’t energized in the next election cycle. But what they really continue to do is this unfair, really totally unrealistic behavior of guilty until proven innocent, of whatever we can do to stop our political opponents from being able to do what voters put them in place to do. I just don't think it works. It doesn't work for them. Frankly, I think the more they talk about the kinds of things that Congressman Nadler apparently has said, the worst it will be for them. But can’t stop them, and they obviously, think this is a political tactic that works for them. I don't think it works at all.”
On the Republican-Led Congress Getting Things Done Despite Democrat Obstruction:
“We actually, oddly, have gotten a lot done in this Congress. The appropriations bills at the right time, the FAA extension we just did, the opioid bill, the increase in healthcare funding. We are getting a lot done but nobody is able to see that because of so much noise and so much coverage of that noise. Clearly, you know, I chaired the inauguration, I was there and in charge that day, and I said, what we are really good at in this country, where we set a standard for everybody else, is the transfer of power. But this is an election where the side that lost has not been willing to accept the transfer of power, to be the reliable questioner of what’s going on, but not to challenge the constitutional opportunities that are there. You know, just trying to get under secretaries of this and that and the other confirmed in today’s Senate has been almost impossible and the Supreme Court fight we just went through shows how far, I think, the other side is prepared to take this.”