Trump is an idea guy – he wants to give teachers guns. And I support that because then they can sell them for things they need like supplies. – Michelle Wolf
Today’s quick hits deal with these issues:
- Trump vs Tester II
- Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson
- Daines is Bipartisan
- Your Monday Laugh
Trump vs Tester II:
President Donald Trump continued his attacks on U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) Saturday night at a rally in Michigan telling people, “I know things about Tester that I could say, too, and if I said them, he’d never be elected again.” (Daily Beast)
Trump is upset with Tester, the ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs committee, for the things he discovered about Trump’s nominee, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson. Jackson withdrew his name from consideration as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
I imagine between June and November we’ll see Trump campaigning against Tester here in Montana. I don’t think it will matter that much, but we’ll see. Considering that Tester has had close races in the past, he certainly does not need the added attention from Trump.
As for Admiral Jackson, I wrote this on Twitter:
If I were Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson and the information brought forth by Sen. Tester about me was false, the last thing I would do is withdraw my name from consideration.
I think with Jackson withdrawing and with reports saying he won’t return to his role as the president’s personal physician, there must be some truth to the information that was uncovered by the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson:
There are several reports this morning that White House physician Ronny Jackson will not return to his role as the president’s personal physician, according to two senior administration officials, after a string of allegations caused the Navy rear admiral to withdraw his nomination last week to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. (Politico)
Daines is Bipartisan:
A press release from U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said that he has been recognized by a leading research institute as having one of the top records of bipartisanship in the U.S. Senate.
The Lugar Center and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy recognized Daines this week in its Bipartisan Index as having one of the strongest records of working across the aisle in the U.S. Senate. Daines ranked 13th for bipartisanship among his Senate colleagues.
U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) scored a 39 in the Bipartisan Index.
The blog FiveThirtyEight has a list out that shows how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president. For Daines, he voted with President Trump 88.6%. Tester came in at 37.1%.
Daines better watch out or the extreme wackos in the Montana Republican Party will start calling him a RINO (Republican In Name Only).
Your Monday Laugh:
Comedian and writer Michelle Wolf performed at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner and some people were upset with her jokes.
You can watch her monologue HERE.