"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
“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:
Shocked none of the outside groups picked up on the obvious cow-shooting closing argument that was hiding in plain B-roll sight. pic.twitter.com/yDhXgjO8Fk — Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) October 10, 2018
The guys who slingshot them cows up into the air when you yell, "pull!" Are the real unsung heroes of the story.— K-Bob - Space Force Radioman (@K_Bob) October 10, 2018
#MONTANA: @NRAPVF downgraded @SenatorTester's rating to “D” after he voted against confirming Judge Kavanaugh to #SCOTUS. “@JonTester cannot be trusted to stand with @realDonaldTrump and support our fundamental right to self-defense," said @ChrisCoxNRA. ➡️ https://t.co/FF62buEmH4 pic.twitter.com/e7q4pADq6V — NRA (@NRA) October 9, 2018