Tom Cotton Roasts ‘Humiliated’ House GOP Rebel Matt Rosendale: ‘Won’t Come Within a Country Mile of the Senate’

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) tore into Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) on Tuesday evening, hours after Rosendale voted to strip former speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) of his gavel.

Earlier this week The Messenger reported that Rosendale, who misplaced to incumbent Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) when he ran for Senate in 2018, informed donors that he had at all times hoped that the GOP would win solely a slender majority within the Home throughout the 2022 midterms.

“Look, we have now proven, OK, with a really small handful of individuals, six at occasions, 5 at occasions, that we will have large influence in that physique and when lots of people, sadly, had been voting to have a 270, 280 Republican Home, I used to be praying every night for a small majority,” mentioned Rosendale, who argued {that a} “small majority was the one approach that we had been going to advance a conservative agenda, and that if it was the correct majority, that if we had six or seven very robust people, we might drag the convention over to the correct.”

Linking to the story about Rosendale’s feedback, Cotton questioned why “Maryland Matt Rosendale prays for Democrats to win election?”

“Did God reply his prayers in 2018 when Jon Tester humiliated him?” continued Cotton. “This is only one of many, many causes that Maryland Matt gained’t come inside a rustic mile of the Senate.”

In 2020, Democrats dubbed Rosendale “Maryland Matt” throughout his marketing campaign for Congress as a result of he had “moved right here [to Montana from Maryland] solely as a result of he bought a trip house and an expensive multi-million-dollar ranch.”

Cotton saved up the warmth on Rosendale Wednesday, captioning {a photograph} of Tester and Rosendale laughing collectively “Montanans United for Democratic Majorities.”

McCarthy additionally referenced Rosendale’s feedback at a press convention after his ejection from the speakership on Tuesday.

“Matt Rosendale, he goes to mass daily,” started the ex-speaker. “However you realize what he mentioned his prayer was all final yr? That Republicans didn’t have a giant victory, that that they had a slender victory. When you’ve got members like that, which can be a part of your workforce — you’ve obtained a troublesome workforce.

Rosendale is reportedly weighing a second run in opposition to Tester in 2024. Whereas former president and Republican nominee Donald Trump prevailed over Demo Joe Biden by near 16.5% in Montana throughout the 2020 presidential election, Rosendale misplaced to Tester by 3.5% two years earlier.

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