A TEA Party state senator this week lashed out against Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke for eagerly voting against a measure pushed by special interest groups and right-wing legislators.
The scheme to takeover, seize, or auction off our public lands (TPL) is so unpopular with voters that even Zinke, who during the election went out of his way to sympathize with schemes favored by his conservative base, even bragged about opposing idiocy on his congressional webpage.
Fielder posted on Zinke’s Facebook page:
Here, Ryan Zinke openly touts his vote AGAINST a repeal of Obamacare, AGAINST a balanced budget, and AGAINST transferring federal lands to State control (Despite the way his blog is spun, the rider he voted against WAS NOT about selling public lands to private interests, it was about transferring federal land to the States). A glance at his Facebook page shows he made the Green Decoys/Democrat political operatives very happy with this vote.
State Sen. Jennifer Fielder (R-American Lands Council), the leading proponents of public land takeover in Montana–and a TEA Party state Rep. Kerry White (TEA-Bozeman) both “have deep ties to extremist groups and ideologies like the militia and Agenda 21 conspiracists.” According to a new website behindthemtlandgrab.com, which says “These ties shed light on the true nature of the American land seizure movement.”
The Montana Republican Party is more fractured than ever. This week the Helena IR chastised Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen for characterizing the legislature’s failure to pass a major jobs and infrastructure bill as a “win” for the far-right wing.