Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement Monday that Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) “has rejected, resisted, and obstructed our president at every step.”
President Donald Trump recorded a two-minute robocall ad endorsing Rep. Barletta for the Pennsylvania Senate Republican primary on Tuesday.
“Tuesday is Election Day, and I need you to go out and vote for my good friend, Lou Barletta, a very special guy,” President Trump declared in the recording.
Congressman Barletta explained to Breitbart News in the exclusive statement that President Trump understands that electing Rep. Barletta to the U.S. Senate will help the president implement his America First agenda.
Barletta told Breitbart News, “President Trump clearly understands how important my campaign against Bob Casey is for advancing his agenda through the Senate. Bob Casey has rejected, resisted, and obstructed our president at every step. One vote in the Senate can make the difference, and the president is committed to helping me win this race.”
In the recording, President Trump cheered Barletta for serving as one of the first congressmen to endorse him in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
“It took courage for Lou to do that, and I’ll never forget it,” Trump argued. The forty-fifth president also noted Barletta’s support for pro-American immigration reform as well as his vote for the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
“He’s helped me all the way down the line,” Trump added.
Barletta faces off against State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-PA) in the Republican primary.
Penn Live, a local Pennsylvania publication, endorsed Barletta for the Republican primary, stating Barletta is the most “loyal lieutenant” President Trump has ever had.
In February, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania unanimously voted to endorse Rep. Lou Barletta for the U.S. Senate.
Several prominent politicians and conservatives have endorsed Barletta for the U.S. Senate seat to defeat Sen. Casey, including President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), the entire Pennsylvania Republican congressional delegation, as well as dozens of Pennsylvania state lawmakers.
Trump chastised Sen. Bob Casey, whom Barletta hopes to defeat in the general election, for serving as a cheerleader for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Trump states in the recording that Sen. Casey is “Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi’s guy, and he’s been a disaster in the Senate.”
Barletta told Breitbart News on Monday that if he were in the Senate, he could be “the difference, just that one vote” to repeal Obamacare, secure America’s borders, and stop illegal immigration.