U.S. Senator Roy Blunt addressed the Missouri House on Wednesday during a visit to the State Capitol. He told House members that state and local governments should play a bigger role in solving problems than the federal government.
“And everyone of you should fight everybody in Washington when it’s clear to you that Washington’s trying to take some responsibility from this Capitol that you can do better than people can do in Washington,” Blunt said.
Blunt says Missouri is on the verge of doing important things, and that government should be a facilitator that does no more than its part. He also joked that he wouldn’t give advice to anyone in Jefferson City on how to run things until all of Washington’s problems are solved.