President Obama gave Catherine Cortez Masto a hand in Nevada this weekend, helping her bury Republican Joe Heck in her race to take the Senate seat Harry Reid is leaving. After finally deciding he had to dump Trump, Heck is in hot water with Republicans. But no one is letting him off the hook for his long, long support of the Donald, least of all Obama.
"Now that Trump's poll numbers have cratered, he is saying I am not supporting him," Obama said of Heck. "Too late. You don't get credit for that."
He mocked Heck for backing family values throughout his political career, but continuing to back Trump earlier in the campaign when he made denigrating comments about women. Heck pulled his support for Trump after the controversial video of him appeared earlier this month. In the video, Obama described Trump as "bragging about actions that qualify as sexual assault."
"What the Heck?" he asked, referring to the congressman.
The crowded responded by chanting, "Heck no!"
He also made the case for Cortez Masto and the career she’s made standing up for victims of sexual assault, among others, and reminded voters that they would be electing the first Latina to serve in the Senate. You can watch an exuberant Obama take on Heck below the fold. He was having fun, but also making a critical point: don't elect Hillary Clinton only to "saddle her with a Congress that is a do-nothing, won't-even-try-to-do-something" Congress. He also pointed out that the Koch brothers have been all-in for Heck. "They are spending millions of dollars here because they know he is going to do what they want," he told the crowd.
Keeping Harry Reid's seat in Democratic hands? Giving Hillary Clinton a Democratic Senate? Electing the Senate's first Latina? This is a big one.
Can you pitch in with $3 to help Catherine Cortez Masto beat Joe Heck?