Anti-LGBTQ Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) is running for U.S. Senate this year, and he’s promising something that no one else is: making Donald Trump president again before 2024.
“My [Missouri Senate] platform,” Long tweeted yesterday, writing a list: “1.) Get Kamala Harris to resign 2.) Have [President Joe Biden] appoint Trump as [vice president] 3.) Get Joe Biden to resign 4.) Finish Keystone XL 5.) Finish the wall.”
The last two items on the list refer to the Keystone XL pipeline – a project to build an over 2,000-mile-long pipe for oil from Canada to the U.S. – and Trump’s promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
— Billy Long (@auctnr1) June 2, 2022
Long did not explain how he would do any of those things; the Senate does not have the power to force the vice president or the president to resign, nor does it have the power to force the president to appoint anyone in particular.
His plan was not well-received.
6.) buy more meth and keep tweeting!
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) June 2, 2022
You couldn’t even format this tweet correctly bro
— Santiago Mayer 🌻 (@santiagomayer_) June 2, 2022
Because conceiving of actual policies that serve your constituents is too intellectually demanding
— RubberduckCanuk for PM🐤 (@rubberduckcanuk) June 2, 2022
Did you format this on Excel?
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 2, 2022
Before you try running for Senate, maybe learn a bit about the Constitution. I mean, there's more to it than just the Second Amendment.
I know, they use a lot of big words but I'm sure you can manage it if you try hard enough.
— Social Justice Reaper (@SJWReaper) June 2, 2022
that. And maybe you
— Constantine Singer (@ajaxsinger) June 2, 2022
1. Win $500 million lottery
2. Age backwards
3. Fly on my own without a plane.
See how fun this is? My chances are better than yours.#VoteBlueIn2022
— Cheese (@elacs) June 3, 2022
— Tracey Chardavoyne (@TraceyChardavo1) June 2, 2022
Were you repeatedly dropped on your head as an adult or something?
— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) June 2, 2022
Long got national attention earlier this week for blaming school shootings on women who get abortions, even though most mass shooters are men.
“Unfortunately, they’re trying to blame inanimate objects for all of these tragedies,” Long said in a radio interview, decrying how Democrats are trying to pass gun control legislation. “When I was growing up in Springfield, you had one or two murders a year. Now we have two, three, four a week in Springfield, Missouri, so something has happened to our society and I go back to abortion. When we decided it was okay to murder kids in their mother’s wombs, life has no value to a lot of these folks.”
In 2015, he said he was “disappointed” that LGBTQ people got the right to marry in all 50 states.
“This decision is troubling as it will overturn voter-imposed state bans on the practice, such as in Missouri,” Long said at the time. “I believe this decision directly removes and marginalizes the will of the people.”
“It undermines the very democratic principle America is founded upon and deprives states of their Tenth Amendment rights. I join many southwest Missourians in expressing frustration with the Court’s judgment, as it violates the traditional meaning of marriage.”
Missouri’s primary elections are scheduled for August 2.