A couple weeks ago, PSC Commissioner Roger Koopman wrote an op-ed piece. In it, he faulted Missoula and Bozeman schools for granting students a half day to take part in climate rallies. The crisis, he said, “doesn’t exist.” Lately, PSC Chairman Brad Johnson sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, urging it to light a fire under a study on energy reliability. The letter was actually written by American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a lobbying group.
I don’t often go to national issues, but “Stonewall” Trump inspired this one.
Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) used language similar to this in front of the House Judiciary Committee. He also said Democrats were consumed by “impeachment fever” when they should be investigating the CIA, FBI, and Special Counsel.
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) had this to say about Democrats’ reaction to Trump’s shakedown of the Ukrainian president.
Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) speaks in Montana only to carefully selected groups with little notice. It seems he’s afraid of facing the populace in the state he purports to represent.
Gary Marbut is upset about the Montana School Board Association’s challenge to LR-130. (You’re on your own to research that mess.) So, in a fine fit of illogic, he said he’s “on the verge” of urging MSSA members to vote out local school board trustees. You’re on your own to figure that out, too.
Attorney General Tim Fox faces two opponents in the Republican primary race for Governor. Greg Gianforte recently was endorsed by pro-life Susan B. Anthony List. Soon after, Fox announced that Montana was joining the lawsuit to uphold North Carolina’s law prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks. Meanwhile, Al Olszewski sent his wife to protest the SBAL endorsement of Gianforte.
Along with other hopefuls, Gov. Steve Bullock failed to qualify for the September Democratic debate in Houston. Only ten candidates will be on stage.
Following Pres. Trump’s belittling of wheat exports to Japan, Sen. Jon Tester invited him to visit Montana. The idea is to open Trump’s eyes to the importance of the Japanese market. That idea may have merit, but it would be overshadowed by the gloom of Trump’s presence in Montana once again.
With his polls flying under the radar, Gov. Bullock may want to pull a Hickenlooper and detour his ambitions from the White House to the Senate.