Republican Representative and Senate nominee Kevin Cramer of North Dakota is now the subject of an investigation by the Democratic Coalition for potential campaign finance violations.
“BREAKING: GOP Rep Kevin Cramer is now under investigation at @TheDemCoalition for potential campaign finance violations. There are a lot of shady family reimbursements, and some questionable contributions we are looking at now. Cramer is running for Senate against Heidi Heitkamp.”
Cramer is also under fire for something he said about the #MeToo movement.
The day after Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, Rep. Kevin Cramer said #MeToo is a “movement toward victimization.”
In an interview with the New York Times, Cramer said he was leading the polls against Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, the Democratic incumbent, because North Dakotans like the fact that he will say “what a lot of other people don’t dare say — but think.” A reporter asked what he meant, then Cramer alluded to the #MeToo era.
“That you’re just supposed to believe somebody because they said it happened,” Cramer said, taking a jab at women who have recently come forward on Brett Kavanaugh “The world got to see close up how ugly it can be when you go too far.”
Heitkamp is one of 10 Democrat senators defending a seat in a traditionally red state and is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbent in the 2018 midterms. In spite of that, she still opposed confirming Kavanaugh in a decisive vote.
She defended her decision to oppose Kavanaugh and rejected Cramer’s comments in her own interview with the Times on Sunday, referencing her own experience with survivors.
“It did not make my mom less strong that she was a victim,” she said while in Rutland, North Dakota. “She got stronger, and she made us strong. And to suggest that this movement doesn’t make women strong and stronger is really unfortunate.”