These Senate retirements show why Trump is still powerful

These Senate retirements show why Trump is still powerful

These Senate retirements show why Trump is still powerful – Latest News Today

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt just announced out of the blue that he won’t run for another term in 2022, joining a growing list of Republican senators stepping down. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why this phenomenon demonstrates former President Donald Trump’s staying power.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

GOP Sen. Roy Blunt announces he will not run for reelection
https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/08/politics/blunt-not-running-reelection/index.html

Senator Roy Blunt Calls Trump’s Actions ‘Reckless,’ But Won’t Call On Him To Resign
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/roy-blunt-dismisses-trump-resignation-calls_n_5ffb230fc5b63642b6fcbcbb

Senate rejects expanded gun background checks
https://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/politics/senate-guns-vote/index.html

ERIN MURPHY: Census delay, Grassley’s decision put 2022 races on hold
https://siouxcityjournal.com/opinion/columnists/erin-murphy-census-delay-grassley-s-decision-put-2022-races-on-hold/article_378288c2-d431-5e4f-961f-2fe5133471bf.html

Trump vows to campaign against ‘disloyal’ Murkowski
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/06/trump-lisa-murkowski-2022-474028

Senate Republicans just took 2 big hits to their 2022 chances
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/politics/doug-ducey-rob-portman-2022/index.html

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