Steve Daines is a Coward

Yesterday I attended a rally in Helena, the Montana state capital, to protest the failures of our junior senator, Steve Daines, to adequately represent the people of Montana. The shutting down of Elizabeth Warren is probably his most infamous recent example. He also supported Betsy DeVos (of course he did — she contributed $46,800.00 to his campaign) for Unites States Secretary of Education. Ugh, I want to hurl for having just written that. Haines has voted in favor of everything Trump has done. Essentially, he’s the worst.

Daines was scheduled to address the Montana legislature yesterday, but he pushed it back to today because he didn’t want to face the protests. From what I hear the good people of Helena and surrounding areas will be waiting for him today as well. I have mixed feelings about these rallies, but still, I wish I could join them. Here are some shots from the afternoon.

Author: Chris

Chris La Tray is a writer, a walker, and a photographer. He lives and travels from Missoula, MT.

12 thoughts on “Steve Daines is a Coward”

  1. Good for you and yes he is the worst kind of coward. if he was proud of what he did he should at least stand up for it. Too ashamed to show his face. or rather too cowardly.

  2. It’s infuriating that this shitlord thought he could get elected to Congress, work ~7 months a year, fly under the radar, and collect the 100-whatever grand a year (plus various tributes and emoluments) and fucking hide from his constituents.

    But on the bright side, seeing all this renewed civic engagement is awesome.

    1. It is awesome. I always wonder what good it does because these dickballs just seem to go on about their business, but the bottom line is it’s fun and inspiring to get involved. Whatever it takes.

  3. Daines was shamelessly brusque as Mitch McConnell’s attack dog when he interrupted and trampled on Sen. Warren’s speech with a stern-faced gag order: Daines was happy to do McConnell’s dirty work in the GOP-controlled Senate. But the baby-faced “tough guy” usually flashes an artificial smile whenever appearing in public Montana. Little wonder that he cravenly cancelled his planned appearance in Helena on February 21st, having seen how other Trump dittoheads from Capitol Hill fared in front of alarmed and indignant constituents in town halls during the recess. Daines has been bought and paid for by big far-right donors such as billionaire Betsy Devos. He should be challenged with the following: “Since you’ve voted for Trump on everything so far in the Senate, do you also agree with his authoritarian denunciation of the free press in America as the ‘enemy of the American people’? If so, how can you explain your violation of your oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution, which includes the First Amendment? If not, why have you not publicly criticized Trump for having violated his oath of office?”

  4. Slight history lesson: When the Dems were in power a few years ago, they changed the rules so that any nominee would only need a simple majority of votes (51) to be approved. Previously, the Senate needed 2/3 majority (60) to approve. Republicans did warn them that it could come back to bite them. They didn’t care, but as you can see, it did.

    Warren was reading the letter because she was attempting a filibuster/delay of a vote that couldn’t be stopped.

    Less anyone think that Warren is a noble person, it has been documented/verified that she labeled herself for many years as a Native American in order to get preferential treatment at school (Harvard grad I believe). And she hasn’t done much for her constituents in Massachusetts, which is keeping in line with the person who held the seat previously, John Kerry.

    1. The first part is no doubt true, and it has certainly – and justifiably – blown up in the Dems faces. That latter part, I don’t know, that’s the first I’ve heard. As for the rebuke, this is also the first I’ve heard it called a filibuster. Regardless, it’s irrelevant to the point, which is that Daines is a sack for a multitude of reasons.

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