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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp: Trump Resistance 'Waste of My Time'

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By    |   Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:43 PM

Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota said that focusing her efforts on opposing President Donald Trump is " a waste of my time."

"There are things that are happening that I think really challenge us. One is the resist movement. Which is, you know, nothing. Just resist, right? Don't do anything, just resist," she said last week at the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce in a video posted by NTK Network.

"I think that's a waste of my time. Why would I be there if all I'm there to do is say no?" she said at the chamber meeting.

"This is probably smart politics for Heitkamp. While her comments may alienate some North Dakota Democrats, and she'll probably get some backlash from that quarter, it's not really those voters she needs to convince," according to Rob Port in the North Dakota political blog Say Anything.

"Sen. Heitkamp needs to be perceived not so much as a Democrat but as a moderate Republican who just happens to caucus with the other party," in order to win re-election, Port said.

Heitkamp is expected to face a tough battle for re-election in her state, which favored Trump by 64 percent in the presidential election, according to The Washington Times.

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