Jon Tester Calls GOP Group ‘Jackasses’ For Knocking His Prius | EUROtoday

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Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) on Monday slammed nationwide Republicans for mocking the automotive he makes use of to get round Washington: a crimson Toyota Prius.

“What a bunch of jackasses,” Tester mentioned in response to a press launch from the National Republican Senatorial Committee that referred to as Tester’s alternative of car a “bombshell.”

Tester purchased the Prius in 2020 and repeatedly makes use of it to get to and from the U.S. Capitol for votes within the Senate. It’s not the one car he owns, nonetheless.

“I’ve got an ’86 Chevy. I got a 2018 GMC. I got a 2018 Honda Ridgeline. I’ve got a Celica. I’ve got a Peterbilt. I’ve got a ’67 International truck. I’ve got a ’96 International truck. I’ve got a ’78 GMC. Want me to keep going?” Tester instructed HuffPost on Monday.

“I’m gonna spend $10,000 this week on diesel filling my bulk tanks that I use for planting my crop in the ground. Does that make it OK now?” he added sarcastically.

NRSC spokesperson Maggie Abboud mentioned in a press release, “There aren’t a lot of dirt farmers in Montana who drive a Prius. Jon Tester has gone Washington.”

Tester is a third-generation Montana farmer who is without doubt one of the Democrats’ most weak incumbents this election cycle. Republicans are hoping to cease him from successful a fourth time period in a GOP-friendly state by highlighting his ties to Democrats and President Joe Biden’s administration.

The red-state Democrat has sought to place distance between himself and Biden’s environmental agenda. For instance, Tester voted to roll again the administration’s electrical car mandate for passenger vehicles and vehicles, which goals to part out two-thirds of latest gas-powered vehicles by 2032. That GOP-led effort didn’t get 60 votes wanted to achieve the Senate.

Tester is going through Republican Tim Sheehy, a former Navy SEAL and rich businessman, in November.