Kevin Cramer Whines to White House About Working Across the Aisle with Heidi Heitkamp Too Often

Cramer is so petty that he wants less bipartisanship to further his political career

(BISMARCK, ND) – Kevin Cramer is really “irked,” “rankled,” and “frustrated.” Not because of the uncertainty farmers face with a looming trade war or by the failure of the Farm Bill in the House. Cramer is pouting because the White House keeps working with Senator Heidi Heitkamp on major issues such as Trump’s nominees and regulatory reform.

Yes, Kevin Cramer is THAT petty.

The Washington Examiner reported today that Cramer visited the White House to air his grievances about their cooperation with Senator Heitkamp. Apparently, Cramer wants less bipartisanship and wins for North Dakotans just so he can further his political career.

“Kevin Cramer is demonstrating time and again that he’s nothing more than a do-nothing D.C. politician trying to get a promotion he doesn’t deserve,” said Scott McNeil, Executive Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL. “To urge the White House to work less with Senator Heitkamp just for political reasons is shameful and represents the worst of Washington – it’s exactly what people hate about our politics today. We need more leaders like Heidi who’ll work with anyone to get the job done, and that’s why she’s been such an effective member of the U.S. Senate.”

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Washington Examiner: Kevin Cramer wants more help from Trump to beat Heidi Heitkamp

  • But Cramer, heavily recruited by Trump, has been irked by the close cooperation between Heitkamp and the White House on some major issues. Cramer wants the president to provide a more demonstrable show of support for his candidacy in North Dakota, along the lines of a fundraiser or rally.

  • Heitkamp has delivered crucial votes for Trump nominees for secretary of state and CIA director. The senator also worked with Republicans and the White House to pass legislation easing regulations on community and regional banks. The bill would have died in the Senate absent the votes of centrist Democrats.

  • Ask Heitkamp about her collaboration with the White House and she sounds eager to publicize it. “I always say, when I agree with the president, I love working with him. When I disagree, I’m going to let him know why I disagree,” Heitkamp said during a brief interview. “It’s not just the president, but his entire administration that we’ve been able to work with on a number of issues.”

  • Multiple Republican sources said the White House flirtation with Heitkamp, as a key Democrat the president can woo on some close votes, has rankled the congressman. “He’s frustrated they are sweet talking Heitkamp for her votes,” a Republican insider said.