In a violation of his oath of office, Montana Senator Steve Daines aided and abetted an effort to overturn the will of the voters, empowered a President who has repeatedly broken the law and violated the norms of our constitutional democracy and fueled conspiracy theories that have inflamed the minds and spirits of terrorists.
The result of his cowardice is being seen in Washington, D.C. today, where members of Congress were huddled in prayer and guns were fired in the United States Congress after a Trump-inspired mob stormed the seat of American democracy.
If he had an ounce of decency left, Senator Daines would apologize for his actions, repudiate the President, and resign, but I think we all know how unlikely that is. While the Supreme Court has never ruled on the recall of members of Congress, we can at least send our message to Senator Daines that we will not be represented by someone who supports insurrection and terrorism.
Senator Daines, do the right thing. Leave office. Montana deserves better.