GOP Claimed to Support Will of Voters Before They Opposed It
FLIP: Before the election, GOP leadership claimed they supported ballot initiatives as the will of the voters.
Senate GOP Leader Jeff Essmann, speaks about the sanctity of the ballot initiative in support of CI-105
“At some point the voters of the state of Montana have to say enough is enough,” says Montana Senator Jeff Essman (R-Billings).
Essmann even offered the view that ballot initiatives should supercede the legislature.
“None of these bills have progressed in the legislature, the goal of the supporters of the initiative is to make sure that it just never happens,” Essman commented.
If these bills pass, it will be the first time the Montana Legislature has voted to overturn a citizen-approved initiative in the state’s history.