Mike Braun, an IN businessman who out-dueled two sitting congressmen to win Tuesday's Republican primary, is using Haspel's confirmation vote to take aim at Donnelly, who has yet to announce whether he will support President Donald Trump's nominee for the Central Intelligence Agency post.
Later, Trump seemed to take a swipe at the Obama administration for paying for hostages.
"If President Trump is willing to go out and define some of these opponents, it's extremely helpful to those campaigns", said Barry Bennett, a former Trump campaign aide. Joe Donnelly in the 2018 election.
"Every candidate that we wanted won, and they did very well", Trump said Wednesday.
And Mr. Trump has already called the upset victor of Tuesday's Republican senate primary.
Donnelly, like other Democratic senators running for reelection in states Trump carried by a large margin, is put in a hard position by the Haspel nomination, which is opposed by many in the Democratic caucus but has already been backed by Sen.
"Of the many national security blunders of the last administration, one of the worst was the disastrous Iran nuclear deal", Trump said. Obama denied the payments were ransom, calling them a transparent matter and pointedly saying, "We do not pay ransom".
"We need Mike Braun in the Senate", Trump said, adding later, "Now if Joe Donnelly, Sleepin' Joe, and the Democrats get back into power, remember what I said, they will raise your taxes". The Related Press reported that Braun received 41 % of the vote.
Trump said Donnelly would "do whatever Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi tell him to do" and claimed the senator would "say one thing in Elkhart", and then support the "radical, liberal agenda". They do not ask him.
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"I hope to be able to make a deal with them, a good deal, a fair deal, a good deal for them, better for them, better for them", he said. "They tell him", Trump said.
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"Indiana delivered for us in 2016", Pence said.
The president has a mixed record as a campaign trail booster.
Ahead of the rally, Donnelly's campaign said the senator had voted with Trump 62 percent of the time "because he works for Hoosiers, not any politician or political party".
"'Maintain America Nice!' As a result of we're doing so effectively that in one other two years once we begin the heavy marketing campaign, "Make America Nice Once more" would not work out too effectively".
As the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee put it yesterday: 'If [the Majority Leader] changes the rules for some judicial nominees, he is effectively changing them for all judicial nominees, including the Supreme Court.' Look: I realize this sort of wishful thinking might appeal to the uninitiated newcomers in the Democratic Conference who've served exactly zero days in the minority.
"I am going bom-bom-bom-bah-bom-bom", mentioned Trump, mimicking the sound of a cellphone ringing.