Roy Blunt: Don’t Be Intimidated by People Calling You Racists

Created: September 18, 2009 15:27 | Last updated: July 31, 2020 00:00

Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who’s mounting a somewhat under-covered Senate campaign in 2010, got the crowd on his side at the Value Voter Summit by mocking former President Jimmy Carter’s comments that some of the opposition to President Obama was motivated by race.

“It seems to me that President Carter got a lot of criticism when he was president,” said Blunt. “I guess they were offended by a white man in his 50s.” Conservatives, said Blunt, “can’t be intimidated” by those sorts of attacks.