Tester Flip-Flop Alert: Tester Supports Government Shutdown

Senator Tester has flip-flopped, again. Tester announced he is no longer supporting the End Government Shutdowns Act– despite co-sponsoring this bill in 2012.

It was reported today, “The current chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has had a change of heart this year” and will no longer support the bill.

What explains Tester’s “change of heart?

Well, Tester wants a government shutdown to blame Republicans and score political points in the hopes of influencing next year’s elections. 

As a member of Senate Democrat leadership– leading their campaign and fundraising efforts for the 2016 election– Tester is more focused on the election prospects of his Democrat colleagues then doing what’s right for Montanans.

Tester’s next campaign slogan should be: Democrat Party first– Montanans last.

In 2012, Tester issued a press release announcing his support for the End Government Shutdowns Act and demanded Congress “quit playing political games.”

  • Senator Jon Tester wants to force Congress to quit playing political games when it comes to threatening to shut down the U.S. Government.
  • “This bipartisan bill makes sure that Congress gets serious instead of putting our service members, seniors and small businesses in jeopardy.”

Tester is now putting the livelihoods of “our service members, seniors and small businesses in jeopardy”– the same people he called on Congress to protect in 2012– all for the sake of scoring political points and trying to give Democrats the upper-hand in the 2016 elections.

Montanans won’t be fooled by Tester’s political games.Tester pulled his support for this bill because he wants a government shutdown so he can blame Republicans and reap the political rewards.

Tester’s actions are extremely dangerous and highlight how far he’s willing to go to help Democrats win next year– even if means causing a government shutdown.