Senator John Thune

Senator John Thune


U.S. Senator John Thune, South Dakota. Senate Republican Whip. Father. Grandfather. Husband. Avid Outdoorsman. Sports Fan.

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Voting should be easy and accessible, but Democrats' “voting rights” bill isn't about getting more Americans to the polls or strengthening faith in our system. They have openly admitted that this bill is about giving their party an advantage in the next election.

“It’ll be a doomsday for democracy.” That’s how @SenSchumer  described eliminating the Senate filibuster when the shoe was on the other foot.

My statement on the anniversary of the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot ⬇️

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Thanks partner, we both look a lot younger. #igoback 

The filibuster is a critically important part of our government. It ensures 3 KEY things: 1. The majority of laws are bipartisan 2. Laws that impact Americans' lives aren’t changing every few years 3. Americans w/ representatives in the minority party still have a voice in gov’t

Democrats’ plan to nuke the filibuster, a lazy shortcut to force through their socialist agenda, would have terrible long-term consequences for our country. All majorities are temporary, and Dems will eventually have to live with the reality they create.

Today’s ruling sends a loud and clear message to the Biden administration: In this country, the unlawful use of the heavy hand of the federal government will not be tolerated. The federal government should not have the authority to force private citizens to get the vaccine.

Democrats—in a blow to Ukraine & European energy security— just blocked Nord Stream 2 sanctions. They wrongly suggest the pipeline is acceptable despite Russia's troop build-up, occupation of Crimea, & war in the Donbas. Their vote will only embolden Putin.

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While Dems continue to peddle their socialist fantasies, GOP economic policies have made life better for Americans. And we actually have the numbers to back it up: - 18 months of wage growth at or above 3% - Nearly 2 years of unemployment below 4% - 7 million new jobs in 3 years

I find it remarkable that the president is flying to Glasgow, but says he doesn’t have time to visit our southern border.

Despite the Dem-led misinformation campaign, filling this SCOTUS seat follows historical Senate norms. There is a different precedent if you have a divided government (2016) vs. having the same party in control in the WH & Senate (now). In fact, Joe Biden made the distinction.

My statement on the president’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the Supreme Court⬇️. While I look forward to meeting Judge Barrett & learning more about her experience, her resume speaks for itself. She’s an impartial jurist who doesn’t legislate from the bench.

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By blocking relief for Main Street, Democrats are behaving as they always do in circumstances like this one: hijacking the process to get other items included. Meanwhile, many #smallbiz  are hanging on by a thread. Every day of delay means lost jobs.

This never needed to happen. @SenateGOP  was ready to approve more relief funds last week — Dems stepped in to block. *Once again* Dems are holding important relief hostage to push other items. Small businesses are the backbone of our country, & right now they need our help.

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Revoking permits for the Keystone XL Pipeline undercuts a serious infrastructure project, renewable energy growth, and rail relief for grain. This admin can’t ask for unity & bipartisanship one minute but continue to push bad left-wing policy the next.

We're all hearing a lot in the news, on social media, and in conversations about "social distancing." Here’s a good explanation of what it is and why it WORKS ⬇️

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