Donnelly claims bipartisanship, except when it counts
December 08, 2017
A recent study from Georgetown University ranked Senator Joe Donnelly among the most bipartisan senators.
Unfortunately the study was based solely on bill sponsorships and co-sponsorships, not votes or results. Another study from the Center for Effective Lawmaking, which took into account whether a Senator’s bills actually advanced or became law, ranked Donnelly “least effective” in his entire party.
“Senator Joe Donnelly claims bipartisanship, except when it counts,” Messer said. “On issues that matter to Hoosiers, Senator Donnelly votes lockstep with his liberal leadership in the Senate to block the President’s agenda. He votes with Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren 80 percent of the time.”
“When President Trump looks for bipartisan support in the Senate, Senator Donnelly never steps up to the plate. He was the deciding vote against repealing Obamacare, and he just voted against the President’s tax cut plan… despite feigning bipartisan interest for months,” Messer said. “Senator Donnelly is not working with the President, he’s not voting with Hoosiers, and he’s not delivering results.”