We all know that Steve Daines isn’t exactly brave. Montana’s very junior Senator refuses to meet with constituents in public town halls, preferring the comforts of pre-screened calls on managed telephone town halls that ignore the needs of most of Montana.
But like most cowards, Daines is a blowhard. Days after condemning others for “politicizing” the coronavirus pandemic, Daines has been on Twitter non-stop the past few days, politicizing the hell out of the crisis and demanding that Senate Democrats vote a terrible bill that will give President Trump a $500 billion slush fund and not even protect workers from losing their jobs at the altar of CEO pay.
Given that the Republican mantra during this crisis seems to be that money matters more than human life, I knew that just asking Daines wouldn’t be enough: I had to put some money on the table.
So, I created a GoFundMe to raise money for the cause. If we raise $1,000 and Daines holds a publicly announced, unscreened Facebook Live event to take questions and defend his position on the coronavirus bills, I will donate the entire sum to the food charity of Daines’s choice. If we raise the money and he refuses to meet with us, I’ll donate the whole sum to Planned Parenthood in his name.
This crisis is not a time for cowards to hide behind partisan talking points and monologue their constituents; it is a time for leaders to dialogue with them and come up with creative, practical solutions that put Main Street businesses and families ahead of Wall Street and CEOs. It’s time for Steve Daines to explain where he stands.
Steve Daines claims that he is one of us, that he stands with us.
It’s time for him to show it.
Donate to the Daines Facebook Townhall Invitation today!