Senator John Tester has now participated in four Supreme Court nomination votes. He voted in favor of pro-abortion, anti-gun Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan but voted against pro-life, 2nd Amendment defending Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. It’s not what one would expect from the state of Montana, which supported President Trump by more than 20 points over Hillary Clinton.
If recent polls are to be believed, Montana may give Tester another shot at halting President Trump’s future nominations or even supporting liberal Supreme Court Justices again if a Democrat wins the White House in 2020.
Tester is allegedly pro-gun, but he has a funny way of showing it with his votes. The NRA took notice:
The NRA Institute for Legislative Action said Mr. Tester, who has long billed himself as a Second Amendment supporter, was dinged for his vote against the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was ultimately confirmed.
“D.C. Jon Tester once again joined forces with Chuck Schumer and anti-gun liberals to vote against our fundamental right to self-defense,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA Political Victory Fund.
The real question is whether or not the voters in Montana will take notice, too.
I wholeheartedly support Republican Matt Rosendale. He is a true conservative who understands what the folks of Montana need and will support the White House’s agenda to defend the 2nd Amendment, curtail illegal immigration with the border wall, end sanctuary cities, and bring law and order back to the nation.
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where the people of Montana can be conned into repeating their mistake with Tester, but the Democrats are adept at negative campaigning against Rosendale. Let’s all hope for discernment in November.