In the People's Interest

Daines complicit, Republicans be careful, Gianforte

Can Daines admit he was wrong about election?
So, Senator Morejobslessgovernment, for four years you stood steadfastly behind our corrupt president. You said nothing as he lied to us, thousands of times. Then you joined with your colleagues in attempting to overturn our democratic election. You said that he had every right to challenge the election results. You stuck with him for 206 weeks. Can you admit that you were wrong for 206 weeks? With less than two weeks left in the President’s term, you jumped off of his sinking ship. Did you get your feet wet?
Fred Cornelious
Even after reversal, Daines is complicit
After the coup attempt on Jan. 6 the media finally decided to call Trump what he is, a terrorist. Encouraging violence for political gain is terrorism. However Trump did not become a terrorist on the 6th. He was a terrorist before he even took office. In March of 2016 Trump threatened to send his supporters to Bernie Sanders rally and he also told his supporters that he would pay their legal fees for attacking protesters. So the events that took place Wednesday are no surprise.
Trump did not act alone in stoking this violence. The lawmakers who repeated Trumps false claims of a stolen election share the blame in the despicable actions that unfolded in our nation’s capital.
It was not until the after coup attempt failed that Steve Daines decided to change course and call for a peaceful transition of power. Make no mistake this is an attempt to clear his name. Daines became complicit in this insurrection when he began sowing doubt over the election results by telling Trump supporters that he would vote against verifying the election results. Doing so without
presenting any evidence of fraud.
Steve Daines has betrayed his country and is unfit to hold office.
Brandon Hardin
Republicans should be careful what they wish for
Greg Gianforte will become the second governor to lift a statewide mask mandate. Montana will join the great state of Mississippi. I always felt that Montana was a much superior and more advanced state than Mississippi. Gianforte will assert that he does not need to listen to the “so called experts.”
He says he has created jobs, but that is exactly what a mask mandate does. Masks have proven to reduce the spread of COVID-19. That is a scientific fact.
The only way to open our economy long term is to decrease the spread of COVID-19 so restrictions can be lifted. Gianforte also opposes the expansion of Medicaid in Montana, which covers nearly 100,000 Montanans who didn’t previously have health coverage.
Gianforte does not believe in science. He imagines the earth is only 6,500 years old and that humans and dinosaurs existed at the same time. He believes Noah was 600 years old when he built the arc and that Montanans should live and work as long as Noah, never having to collect social security. He built a private religious school so his kids wouldn’t have to attend public school and take
accredited science classes. This is our new governor.
Montana was prosperous for 16 years under Democratic governors and will now have to endure the dogmas of a far right-wing Republican governor who spent $12,000,000 of his own money
to procure a job that pays less than $130,000 a year.
It is obvious that he values the power of being governor more than the $12,000,000 he spent. A small amount for a person worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He has nothing in common with hardworking Montanans. This will become clear over the next 4 years. Be careful what you wish for, Republicans. It will come back to haunt you.
Jack Davis

Bozeman Daily Chronicle Letters to the Editor 1/10/21

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