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U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines recently held a news conference in which they announced that they briefed President Trump on issues important to Montana, such as natural resource development and public lands. They were quoted as saying, “It’s great to have a president that cares about Montana, and takes the time to come out and meet the people.”

First of all, how do Gianforte and Daines know what issues are important to Montana, since they never have any meetings anywhere in the state with their constituents? To praise the president for meeting with Montana citizens is the ultimate hypocrisy, given the fact that neither Gianforte nor Daines will hold any public meetings with Montana citizens, other than fundraisers that come with a hefty admission price.

Both hide behind their so-called “tele-town halls,” where the calls are screened, the answers are canned and you get no chance for a follow-up question.

Orville Bach,


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