To the Left?

By Beacon Staff

Online opinion editor David Freddoso at the conservative Washington Examiner questioned a few of Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg’s recent positions on his Beltway Confidential Blog. Under the headline, “A Republican runs to the Left to win in … Montana?,” Freddoso writes:

So first, he voted against the Ryan budget. Now he’s endorsing price controls on the fees charged in credit card transactions, attacking his opponent for opposing them. I know he doesn’t have a primary on his hands – I wonder whether he is capturing the Zeitgeist or whether he’s just out of step.

It’s an interesting point. At a town hall in Columbus earlier this week, however, Rehberg showed that he was in lockstep with his fellow Tea Party Caucus members in regard to the debt ceiling. <a href="http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/article_8a265ab0-9573-5b0e-bb81-7a0dcf5e22a7.html" title="From the Billings Gazette:“>From the Billings Gazette:

U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., said he won’t vote to raise the national debt ceiling — at least not without a few concessions.

“No,” Rehberg said when pressed by constituents Tuesday at a town hall meeting in Columbus. “Not unless we get something that recognizes that we can’t continue to go down the same path.”

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