Missouri’s senior senator is thankful that the National Park Police has reversed an earlier decision and are reinstating police escorts for Honor Flights to Washington.
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R) tells “Wake Up Columbia” that the National Park Police and the U.S. Department of the Interior were wrong.
“They have important things to do but my view is that none of them are likely to be more important than this one, and we’re going to try to hold their feet to the fire on this issue,” Blunt says.
Blunt says the police escorts are crucial to ensure that Honor Flight veterans can get to their destinations safely and quickly. Those destinations include the World War II and Korean War Memorials.
During the live interview on 939 the Eagle, Senator Blunt also addressed the U.S. Supreme Court leak involving Roe versus Wade. He says the Supreme Court has an obligation to protect itself by getting to the bottom of the leak of a draft opinion overturning Roe vs. Wade.
“And I would think if one of the clerks of the (Supreme) Court is responsible for this and that’s the most likely thing, that they probably won’t ever be able to practice law,” Blunt says.
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered an investigation into the breach, describing it as a betrayal of the institution’s trust. Blunt describes the leak as an attack on an important part of the balance of power that makes our system work. He says the Supreme Court has plenty of capacity to investigate.
“The (Supreme) Court can’t function unless the judges can deal with each other in a way that put ideas out there, let all the other judges respond to those ideas. Decide what it takes to have an opinion that five judges can agree to,” says Blunt.
While he isn’t commenting on the draft opinion itself, he notes he’s always believed that state Legislatures are the better place for these issues. You can hear our full “Wake Up Columbia” interview with Senator Blunt here.