Elizabeth Warren Sends Out Fundraising Email For Sen. Jon Tester After Trump Threatened Him


Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who possibly has the most powerful fundraising influence in the Senate, is coming to Sen. Jon Tester’s aid following Trump’s attacks.

Trump lashed out at Tester during a rally on Saturday, strongly implying that he could ruin the senator’s career. The attack was a reaction to Tester revealing allegations of misconduct against Trump’s pick for the Veterans Affairs secretary position. The allegations ultimately resulted in Trump’s pick, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, withdrawing his nomination.

“Tester started throwing out things that he’s heard,” Trump said during the Saturday rally. “Well I know things about Tester that I could say too. And if I said them, he’d never be elected again.”


On Monday, Warren sent out an email to her huge base of supporters urging them to donate to Tester’s re-election campaign, arguing that Trump had made an unwarranted attack against the senator for “doing his job.”

“Jon and I don’t agree on everything — but I know that Jon makes every decision with the working people of Montana and all across this country in his mind,” read the email. “He’s a good and decent man, and right now he needs our help.”
She added, “Jon’s a man of integrity and courage, and I know he’s not going to back down or change his votes because of a television commercial or a tweet. But he needs our help to build the sort of grassroots campaign that can go town-to-town, person-to-person, to talk about what this election is really about.”