ICYMI: PolitiFact: Cramer “Distorts Record on Government Shutdown”

(BISMARCK, ND) – Between PolitiFact’s finding that Cramer “distorts [his] record” on voting for government shutdowns to The Forum’s Jack Zaleski finding that “the premise” of Cramer’s Medicare ad “is false […] Cramer has always wanted to mess with Medicare,” Cramer just can’t seem to tell North Dakotans the truth – twisting, distorting, and lying about his record to hide his real, unsavory agenda.


Politifact: Kevin Cramer distorts record on government shutdown
By Manuela Tobias
August 6, 2018

Key Points:

  • Cramer, running to unseat Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, touted a clean record without any support for shutdowns… We took a closer look.
  • Cramer has cast votes that indirectly resulted in a shutdown.
  • We found multiple instances where Cramer indirectly helped to cause a shutdown by voting for bills that defunded Obamacare — these bills had no chance of survival in the Senate or of being signed by then-President Obama. While Cramer’s actions were not direct votes on keeping the government open, they encouraged the 2013 shutdown.
  • We rate this statement Mostly False.

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