During the 2010 campaign, when Derek Skees (TEA-
Whitefish Kalispell) was confronted by the press about his attendance at a conference that featured white supremacists neo nazis and militia leaders, he brushed it off and said he had no idea that the conference would be featuring such people when he accepted the invitation. Skees was also confronted by the fact that his campaign treasurer, a man named Rick Breckenridge, was one of the conference’s chief sponsors. In response, Skees replaced Breckenridge, presumably as a way of showing that he did not tolerate such hateful activity.
So with that background, enjoy this clip of Skees on the floor of the house January 17, posted online here.
UPDATE: The video appears to be back up. When you click the link, you’ll get to a page that looks like the screenshot below. Click “Full Video” (above “Order of Business”) and fast forward to 1:20:55. (Oh, first you may want to download the terrible application “Real Player” because the legislature uses this terrible video format dot-rm that is not readily viewable with modern equipment that anyone uses.)
UPDATE: You can listen to the Skees and Breckenridge audio clip here. It’s only a few seconds long.