Dem Senate Candidate Heitkamp Calls For Resignation Of Two Obama Cabinet Members
Liberal Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp has spent this entire election season trying to convince voters in North Dakota that she’s not actually a liberal. She skipped her party’s national convention and trashed the Democrat party platform. She’s claimed that she thinks of herself more as an “independent” than a Democrat, and now she’s demanding resignations in President Obama’s cabinet.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Democratic Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp said President Barack Obama’s energy policy is “wrong” and he should replace his energy secretary and Environmental Protection Agency director.
Her remarks came during a Chamber of Commerce forum Thursday night with Republican opponent Rick Berg. It focused on energy and health care issues. …
Heitkamp has said Obama is hostile to oil and coal development. She said Thursday she’d tell the president he is “wrong on energy and headed in the wrong direction.”
She said Obama needs to replace Energy Secretary Steven Chu and EPA administrator Lisa Jackson.
Back in September, during an appearance on MSNBC, Ed Schultz posited that Heitkamp was competitive in this race because of President Obama’s policies. Heitkamp was clearly uncomfortable with Schultz’s claim (video here), and we know why. Being associated with Obama and his policies is the last thing Heitkamp wants.
That’s why, just weeks before the election, Heitkamp is saying President Obama is wrong and demanding resignations from his cabinet.
Rather than electing a Democrat who has gone on the record saying she’ll vote for both President Obama and anti-oil, anti-coal Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid even as she also says she’ll oppose their agendas, why not just elect a Republican like Berg who isn’t nearly so confusing on the issue?Tags: Barack Obama, election 2012, Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota News, Rick Berg