A friend called Senator Daines this week and asked the staff there for a breakdown of the calls the office received regarding the nomination of Betsy DeVos to ruin American public education. The friendly staffer there said that, while the “information would take a few days to put together,” the office would certainly provide such a breakdown of the calls received in favor of and opposing Mrs. DeVos for the job.
I would never assume that a member of the body as distinguished and honest as the US Senate would ever lie to a constituent, so let’s take Senator Daines’s staffer at her word—and keep calling the office until we’re told what percentage of people who called supported the nomination and what percentage, concerned about the future of Montana schools, opposed it.
Online commentators are asserting that Senator Daines acted to represent his constituents because Montanans chose Donald Trump and Daines himself has suggested, despite all evidence to the contrary, that he was representing Montana schools and teachers. There’s an easy way to prove that claim. Simply tell us what your constituents said when they took the time to register their opinions.
Call Senator Daines today and ask to see the tally. I suspect even Betsy DeVos could do that math. Feel free to leave a comment here or drop me an e-mail letting me know what response you got.