Tester's office declined comment, deferring to the Montana Democratic Party, who noted that Rehberg also voted against the 2011 budget compromise on Thursday. The Senate has not yet voted on Ryan's budget plan.
"Congressman Rehberg says he's wants budget solutions, but his 'none of the above' strategy won't fix the problem," said Montana Democratic Party executive director Ted Dick
. "Montanans deserve responsible, clear-headed leadership in Washington DC, not career politicians who change their minds to suit their interests. Congressman Rehberg needs to stop playing DC games with the Montana seniors who expect their leaders to put them first."
It's worth noting that last week, before the vote, the initial responses to the Ryan proposal from both Tester and Rehberg werevery similar