Joe Donnelly votes with President Trump 62 percent of the time, new study shows
Joe ranked third-highest Democrat by 2017 presidential support score according to CQ
Joe Donnelly voted with President Trump 62 percent of the time in 2017, according to a study published this afternoon by Congressional Quarterly.
Joe’s 62 percent presidential support score last year was higher than all but two Democrats in the Senate. It's a higher than a previous presidential support score Joe earned during President Obama's tenure. Joe worked with the administration on several key issues last year, including passing tough sanctions on North Korea and addressing the scourge of opioid abuse. He also voted for the majority of the president’s cabinet and Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
“I don’t work for any president, I didn’t work for President Bush or President Obama, or President Trump, I work for the people of Indiana,” Joe said last year in an interview with FOX 59.
The report that he’s voted with the president more than half the time is another reminder of Joe’s bipartisan credentials. Last year the Lugar Center announced that Joe was the most bipartisan member of the Senate over the last 25 years still serving in office.
“Joe understands that Hoosier common sense means putting aside partisan differences and working with anyone who has a good idea for Indiana, and today’s CQ study is another reminder of that,” said Peter Hanscom, Campaign Manager for Joe for Indiana. “His record in Congress and his 35 legislative measures that have been signed into law are filled with bipartisan successes, and Joe will continue to focus on hard work and putting his state before his party in order to keep delivering for Hoosiers.”