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Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt On The American Jobs Plan, The Supreme Court And Why He Won't Run Again

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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, during a visit to KCUR in this file photo.

Senator Blunt's political career began in 1973 as county clerk in Greene County, Missouri, and will finish when his current term as senator ends in 2023.

Blunt explains what was behind his recent announcement not to seek reelection. He offered his thoughts on President Biden's American Jobs Plan, the idea of adding justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and if there is anything he had hoped to achieve in politics but didn't.

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