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Tester: National security talk all politically motivated

In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., criticized the tone of the debate on policy issues, especially those related to national security.

“I think the discussions on national security are amazingly, transparently political,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Tester said he believed much of the fear in the country about terrorism in the wake of November attacks in Paris and San Bernardino could be politicized.

Tester said he would oppose legislation as currently written, that passed the house and was being...


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