In an interview on Dana Loesch's show on 97.1, St. Louis, Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt responded to criticism of the monkey joke he told during a speech at the Voters Value Summit.
"I think it's an insult to me to suggest there's anything racist about (that anecdote)."
Blunt blamed the Fired Up Missouri blog, noting its connection with the Carnahan family. Blunt's general election opponent next year if he wins the Republican primary, will be Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.
"They'll say anything on that blog," Blunt said. To claim his monkey joke was racist, he added, was not only an insult to him, but an insult to the president.
Blunt says he has used that joke for years and first heard it from a Presbyterian minister. It not only is a joke, he added, but it is an important statement about life.