February 10, 2020 Media

Jason Lewis Can’t Name One Policy (or Tweet!) Where He Disagrees With Trump

Lewis: “I agree with his policies, so why would I oppose anything?”

Yesterday, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis, who was handpicked by President Trump to run for Senate, repeatedly refused to name a single policy (or tweet) where he disagreed with Trump—making clear the type of uncompromising partisanship he wants to bring to Washington, even if it means supporting policies that hurt Minnesotans.

In an interview on WCCO Sunday Morning, Lewis was asked if there was anything President Trump has done that he does not support or endorse. Lewis responded by saying, “Well, good policy is good politics. And I agree with his policies, so why would I oppose anything?”

When asked a second time if there was anything President Trump has done that he has objected to, Lewis said, “Well, I’m not going to psychoanalyze everything everybody’s said, everybody’s different. But again, good policy makes good politics and I agree with the policies.” Watch the interview here.

Over the last three years, Trump and Republicans have pursued policies and taken actions that would hurt Minnesotans, such as trying to eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions — both legislatively and in court – or proposing cuts to programs like Medicare and Medicaid. In fact, Lewis recently rushed to embrace cuts to Social Security and Medicaid less than 24 hours after Trump announced plans to “look at” cuts to those programs.

Ken Martin, Chairman of the Minnesota DFL, released the following statement:

“Jason Lewis has made one thing clear: all he wants to do is go back to Washington and push an uncompromising partisan agenda – even if it means supporting policies that hurt Minnesota families. Minnesotans don’t want a Senator who is going to try and take away protections for people with pre-existing conditions or cut critical programs like Social Security and Medicare. They want a Senator who is going to always put the people of Minnesota first and who will work across parties to get things done – and that’s Senator Tina Smith.”