A Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from Minnesota, running for the seat once occupied by disgraced former Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is questioning the “point” of American independence.
In a tweet sent Wednesday morning, candidate Richard Painter lamented that “subjects of the British Crown” have access to government-run health care, while in the United States we have President Donald Trump.
What was the point of the Revolution if subjects of the British Crown get single payer health care and university education at a fraction of what it costs us and we are stuck with a President guilty of treason, bribery and other crimes, and a Congress unwilling to get rid of him?
— Richard W. Painter (@RWPUSA) May 16, 2018
Painter, a former Republican, was chief ethics counsel during the George W. Bush administration. He teaches law at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. He is a prominent Trump critic on cable TV. In announcing his Senate run last month, Painter accused the Republican Party of departing from its “fundamental values.”
Former GOP White House lawyer Richard Painter announces Minnesota Senate run as a Democrat.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 30, 2018
Painter will face sitting Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., in the Minnesota Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on August 14, 2018. Smith was appointed to the seat formerly held by Franken after he resigned from office following several accusations of sexual harassment against him.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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