On Sunday, Republican Senator Roy Blunt declared, “no way,” in response to whether or not former President Donald J. Trump would have agreed to resign after the events of January 6 on Capitol Hill. Blunt also indicated “surprise” that Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy would even suggest Trump’s resignation.
During an interview with “Meet the Press” on NBC, the Missouri senator declared that McCarthy’s comments, as reported in a new book by New York Times reporters Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, were simply musings out loud, rather than actual orders.
The book, dramatically titled This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, bears all the hallmarks of NYT representatives.
“Frankly, when I first heard this, I thought, anybody [who is as] close to President Trump as Kevin McCarthy was would know the last thing Donald Trump would do is resign or quit,” Blunt declared in response to the book’s alleged bombshell allegations.
“It was a pathway, ten days to the end of this term,” Blunt continued, adding that “there was no way [Trump’s resignation] was going to happen.”
“Frankly,” Blunt added, “I was … surprised that Kevin would even suggest [resignation] might be a realistic suggestion to make to President Trump.”
“Apparently, they have a leadership where you can’t think out loud,” Blunt continued, in reference to the book’s fixation on an idle remark made by McCarthy in private.
On his part, McCarthy did not vote in favor of either convicting Trump during his impeachment trial or impeaching Trump in the first place. In addition, McCarthy also visited Trump at Mar-a-Lago at the end of January 2021, which occurred just weeks after the insurrection.
Senator Blunt declared that he would vote for Trump again if Republicans nominate him to be their main choice for president in 2024.
“I can’t imagine that I won’t,” he remarked cheerfully.