why not senator justin brown?
Let's keep it simple, because there's a lot of info and it's easy to get overwhelmed. We'll keep it in list form and number the blogs so you won't miss anything.
1. he votes with democrats 85% of the time.
Check out this scorecard. We tracked 21 votes over 2 years. Out of those 21 votes, he only upheld the Republican platform 3 times. You can download the scorecard and print it out if you'd like to see the details more clearly.
In this scorecard, every senator listed is a Republican. Red circles represent a vote that upheld the Republican platform and blue circles are votes that did not. The blue circles are votes that show how the RINOS & Democrat Senators voted. Remember, though, no democrats are actually listed on the chart.
The important thing to see is how many blue votes there are overall from our Republican senators and how many blue votes Justin had. There are two red arrows pointing to Justin's line on the chart which is also highlighted in yellow.
If you have questions about specific votes, I'm happy to answer those for you. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
Download the PDF here: MOFF 21.22 Scorecard (2).pdf
2. twice in 2022, he opposed protecting our girls!
I want to highlight 2 votes in particular that were taken this year and explain them. There is a LOT of spinning going on and you deserve to know the TRUTH.
Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 672. You can see this vote in the first column of the dark pink section.
SB 672 was called the Fast Track bill. It funded a higher education program related to workforce development. On February 15, 2022, Amendment 2 was offered by Senator Mike Moon. It said that any institution taking these funds would be required to protect their female athletes by BANNING boys from playing in women's sports at their institution IF they wanted to take those government funds.
How would you want them to vote? I wanted them to PASS that amendment and protect our girls. It would've only been a start, but starting is better than nothing.
Instead of passing the amendment, they chose to kill it. They voted to "lay it over" which meant that the amendment died. What the RINOS want you to believe is that they didn't vote on the amendment and it was all about procedure. They say the amendment language needed to go through committee first so they didn't want to vote on it on the floor.
RINOS say, "I didn't vote against it. I voted to lay it over so it could be vetted in a committee."
You can see how many voted to table/kill the amendment (blue votes) and how many voted for the amendment to move forward (red votes). Justin voted with the RINOS and the democrats. The Conservative Caucus wanted the amendment to pass, which would have offered protection for girls attending those specific schools.
SB 718. The Save Women's Sports Act. This vote is the 19th column of votes, 3rd from the end.
On May 11, what turned out to be the last day of session for the senate, Senator Moon again offered up The Save Women's Sports Act as an amendment to SB 718.
This was nearly 3 full months after the first vote on February 15th. They had PLENTY of time to "vet" the language. But did they? NO.
Bless Senator Moon's heart, he tried again to pass the language that would protect our girls. And AGAIN, most of the Republicans voted with the democrats to leave our girls unprotected and at risk.
But check out Justin's vote. He was ABSENT. That doesn't mean he was sick. It means he was at the Capitol that day, he was working but he CHOSE NOT TO VOTE. You'll hear people refer to this as "they took a walk" meaning they walked out when it was time to vote.
Why would he choose NOT to vote at all?? Because by May 11th, he knew he was being primaried and he didn't want to be held accountable for a NO. He understands what most of you do not - Senate rules. And the rules say they can abstain from voting if they choose even though it gets recorded as "Absent." IF you bother to look up the vote you'd assume he just wasn't there because it's listed as "Absent."
This vote is upsetting because not only did he NOT protect the girls, he purposefully tried to weasel out of any chance he'd be held accountable at the polls. The RINOS aren't happy that the Conservative Caucus required so many roll call votes this year. Roll call votes mean you can see how they voted. They'd much rather take a simple voice vote so their personal votes aren't recorded in the journal.
Let's get back on track.... the important thing is TWICE in 2022, Justin Brown FAILED to protect our Missouri daughters and granddaughters. He voted (or abstained) in a way that KEEPS boys playing in girls sports!
The bottom line is that this issue was NOT a priority to Justin or any of the other Senate RINOS. It was ONLY a priority to the Conservative Caucus.
They DID pass a giant education bill and even then they did not "vet" the women's sports language so they could add it OR any CRT ban. They played nice with the leftists to get a Christmas tree bill across that line that actually did more harm than good and included NO PROTECTION for our children!