U.S. Senator John Thune, South Dakota. Senate Republican Whip. Father. Grandfather. Husband. Avid Outdoorsman. Sports Fan.
Stopped by Monument Health’s vaccination site at the Rushmore Mall where, today, they had 872 vaccinations scheduled. It was also great to catch up with Wayne, a Rapid City resident, as he got his first dose of the vaccine.
Impressed by the expansion that’s happened at the National Field Archery Association in Yankton. Thanks to Bruce Cull for the tour of their facilities as they gear up for the World Archery Championships. Also met 2-time Olympic medalist, Vic Wunderle, coach of @MMULancersARCH .
I was able to join the community in celebrating the groundbreaking at the Liberty Center today. This new addition near Ellsworth AFB will give our airmen, their families, & the Box Elder community a new, world-class recreation facility.
I confess I had missed the part in the Constitution that said the Supreme Court is only legitimate if a majority of its members were nominated by a Democrat president – or at least reliably deliver liberals’ preferred outcomes.
Conditions at our southern border are dire – Ds can't deny it, so they’re trying to hide it (by blocking press). Pres. Biden & VP should find time to see it. Maybe then they'll make needed policy changes. Until they do, good efforts by @CustomsBorder are just band-aids on a cracked hull.
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
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.
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.
Hong Kong’s autonomy is under attack. Recent bipartisan passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights & Democracy Act sends a clear statement that Congress stands with #HongKongers committed to preserving the independence that's made #HongKong the prosperous city it is today.
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.