For Tuesday’s State of the Union Address, Montana’s millionaire Congressman was one of the few members of Congress who thought it best to sit with his right-wing buddies instead of reaching across the aisle.
Look closely at this photo, and you’ll see Dennis Rehberg (upper left, holding a sheet of paper) sandwiched between Congressmen Steve Scalise and Rodney Alexander, both Republicans from Louisiana, and both fellow members of the Tea Party Caucus.
After Dennis Rehberg refused to participate in the spirit of bipartisanship this week, he did admit the seating arrangement was a “big hit.” Montana’s two Democratic senators, by the way, sat with Republicans.
But when asked by KECI, Rehberg tried to downplay the issue, saying he doesn’t think the seating chart should get so much publicity. Maybe not, but if you don’t believe in bipartisanship, you’re going to need a better excuse than this:
“Frankly most of the conversations in Washington aren’t necessarily Republican versus Democrat. What we find is urban versus rural.”
Really? Maybe that’s why Rehberg voted twice against New York City’s 9/11 emergency responders. And it looks he’s having a tough time trying to explain those votes, and his lawsuit against Billings firefighters, to Montanans these days…