Who Does Senator Steve Daines Represent?

Give Justice Merrick Garland the courtesy of a hearing

By Craig McClure

Polls across the country show that the majority of voters, which include Democrat, Republican and Independents, feel the Senate should hold hearings and vote on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Regardless of the wishes of a majority of our citizens, Sen. Steve Daines continues to oppose any hearings or votes on a nominee this year. It seems like Daines is more interested in supporting Mitch McConnell and what his caucus wants than what the majority of his “fellow” Montanans consider is the right action. Daines appears to be supporting the minority that oppose hearings and a vote, versus the majority that feel he should do his job and give Justice Merrick Garland the courtesy of a hearing and a vote. Is this the behavior of a Montana statesman who is concerned about his constitutional responsibility to advise and consent or that of an ideologue who is determined to obstruct the government’s business and what is best for Montana and our country in support of his own agenda? Let the senator know how you feel.

Craig McClure