Is Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Prepared to Support Obama’s Anti-Gun SCOTUS Nominee?
Democrat Heidi Heitkamp won her North Dakota Senate race in 2012 with an 86% rating from the NRA. Not too shabby for a Democrat.
In 2013 shortly after arriving in office, she came under fire for voting against the Democrats’ post-Sandy Hook gun-control shenanigans, establishing her Second Amendment bona fides in the Senate and risking the wrath of the leftist gun-control celebrities. “Heitkamp cast her vote after considerable pressure from pro-gun control advocates this month.”
According to Politico, Heitkamp’s office was “flooded with calls” on the gun-control bill, “The overwhelming consensus: Vote no.”
At the time Heitkamp said, “I think I always had a reputation as somebody who will listen, somebody who is pretty independent-minded but also believes that at the end of the day, you got to listen to your constituents. In this office, the calls literally were before the last day at least 7 to 1 against that bill. This was after a series of very extensive ad campaigns done in my state saying call me and tell me to support it.”
Heitkamp says, “North Dakota has one of the highest rates of gun ownership and the lowest rate of gun violence. And I think people there look at this from the standpoint that: This is my Second Amendment right. This is part of our culture in North Dakota. And they expressed those opinions to me pretty loud and clear.”
Well, Senator Heitkamp, get ready for round two.