Today, Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) did what few Democratic lawmakers have been willing to do. She slammed Hillary Clinton for denouncing civility in dealing with Republicans, saying, “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.”
Heitkamp took to Anderson Cooper 360 to hit the 2016 Democratic nominee for president.
“That’s ridiculous,” Heitkamp said. “I mean, I can’t imagine how you get anything done if you don’t bring civility back into politics, and that goes for both sides.”
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s incendiary suggestion this week that liberals “cannot be civil” with Republicans any longer is unproductive and simply “ridiculous,” a top Democratic senator said Wednesday.
The stark repudiation of Clinton’s comments by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., a vulnerable red-state Democrat seeking re-election this year, comes as Republicans have lined up in recent days to criticize Democrats’ fiery rhetoric amid the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Sorry, Heidi. You had an opportunity to save your Senate seat by voting for Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Instead, you chose to waste your vote on a lost cause and side with Senator Chuck Schumer over siding with America and the people of North Dakota.
Kevin Cramer is going to win big in North Dakota. Going after Clinton is nice of Heitkamp, but it’s far from enough to change the voters’ minds.