Cramer said voting against President Trump is like cheating on a wife
(BISMARCK, ND) – In case you missed it, Congressman Kevin Cramer is once again churning out more embarrassing headlines this week by suggesting that voting against the president – even when it’s bad for North Dakota – is equal to cheating on a wife. Apparently, Kevin Cramer would rather be a loyal foot-soldier for the president and his party than a foot-soldier for North Dakota families.
That begs the question – does Kevin Cramer have what little courage it takes to stand up to the president on his devastating trade and tariff policies? Or would that count as cheating, too? Based on his deleted tweet, it sure doesn’t look like he can be an independent voice for North Dakota. Kevin Cramer has some serious explaining to do.
Here are some highlights (or lowlights?) from the coverage:
Washington Examiner: Trump trade war will test the faithfulness of rural GOP candidates
- Rep. Kevin Cramer has a really interesting understanding of marriage and faithfulness.
- Palling around with the president, he is at risk of ignoring the farmers who have been some of the Republican Party’s most loyal supporters for decades. Trump went to war over trade and Cramer cheered him on.
- But if the White House has found ways to shelter red-state farmers, those guys with Trump bumper stickers on their trucks, they’ve been keeping it to themselves.
- Cramer should be furious about the president stumbling into a trade war and endangering that industry. If he is, he hasn’t shown it publicly. Instead, Cramer is standing by his man.
- If prices continue to plummet on soybean futures, voters will be the ones wondering about Cramer’s faithfulness as they head to the polls.
- North Dakota Democrats are calling out Rep. Kevin Cramer after the U.S. Senate candidate compared his election rival’s votes against the agenda of President Donald Trump to cheating on a spouse.
- A Thursday news release from the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party highlighted excerpts of the CNN article. “In an interview with a right-wing radio host yesterday, Kevin Cramer compared voting against President Donald Trump to cheating on a wife. This is not The Onion,” the release said.
- But Cramer told The Forum on Thursday that his comments weren’t a “gaffe.”
- “So, my illustration was that’s like going home and telling your wife, ‘Honey, I’ve been faithful to you 55 percent of the time.’ That’s a very low percentage, to say the least.”
- The cringe-worthy comments continue for Congressman Kevin Cramer.
- He believes loyalty to Trump is either above his responsibility to North Dakota or that they are one in the same. Either way, he is utterly wrong.
- In his remarks, Cramer displays his eagerness to be obedient and subservient to President Donald Trump. It is loyalty to Trump over North Dakota.
- There has been and will continue to be times where President Trump is wrong about what is best for our state. In those moments, North Dakota deserves an independent thinker.
- Rep. Kevin Cramer, the Republican challenging Sen. Heidi Heitkamp this fall in North Dakota, compared voting against President Donald Trump in Congress to cheating on a spouse.
- “Here’s the good news about Donald Trump: Most of the time, he’s for North Dakota, and that’s my point where I’ve heard her say, ‘Gee, I voted with him 55% of the time,'” Cramer said. “Can you imagine going home and telling your wife, ‘I’ve been faithful to you 55% of the time?’ Are you kidding me? Being wrong half the time is not a good answer.”
- Cramer’s penchant for off-key remarks was part of why Republicans spent part of 2017 searching for an alternative Senate candidate before settling on him as their best option. Cramer waffled himself, opting against a run this year before changing his mind.
- Last year, in a radio interview, he criticized Democratic women for wearing “bad-looking white pantsuits” to Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress in solidarity with women’s rights.
- He also raised eyebrows by saying that then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s analogy between Adolf Hitler and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is “not without some validity.”
Read even more about Cramer equating voting against Trump to adultery in USA Today, The Hill and the Washington Examiner.