Wow: NRA Downgrades Tester to ‘D’ Rating
"I've heard of shooting the bull...but..."
That's how one listener to our statewide radio show, Montana Talks, reacted to this story about Democrat Senator Jon Tester's campaign (D-MT) responding to the news that the National Rifle Association (NRA) downgraded Tester's ranking to a 'D.'
When called out for getting a D grade by the NRA, Tester's spokesman responded with this:
Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale offered up this response featured in The Washington Times
“With that kind of record it’s beyond clear that you can’t trust Tester to protect our #2A Rights!” Mr. Rosendale tweeted.
So, why did the NRA downgrade Tester? Here you go:
“D.C. Jon Tester once again joined forces with Chuck Schumer and anti-gun liberals to vote against our fundamental right to self-defense,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman, NRA-PVF. “Actions speak louder than words. Downgrading Jon Tester to a 'D' sends a clear message to Montanans that Jon Tester can’t be trusted to protect our constitutional rights.”
Here's some of the great reactions via Twitter: