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Trump's Senate alter ego can't stop talking

Posted On: Dec 10, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Trump's Senate alter ego can't stop talking

Sen. Kevin Cramer likes to talk. A lot. And the freshman Republican from North Dakota really has no filter, often sharing details of White House meetings or Senate lunches with curious reporters, colleagues and just about anyone who asks. But he's OK being known as a chatterbox who peppers his speech with profanity and mild insults in his strong Midwestern accent. And the bespectacled 58-year-old even compares himself with another politician with a big mouth: President Donald Trump. As Cramer sums it up: “we don't get what the big deal is.” “Why does everybody have to be offended all the time?” Cramer asked in a 50-minute interview with POLITICO, much of which focused on Cramer's penchant for candor and talking. “‘Does everybody have to be a victim? Can we please... not be so measured and careful? And that's how I am.” As the Senate gets ready for an impeachment trial, Cramer will be one of Trump's most vocal defenders. He scoffs at the idea that senators should remain neutral as jurors in an impeachment...

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