I cannot remember the last time Senator Steve Daines held a town hall.
If I could, I would have a running clock of “It’s been ____ Days Since Steve Daines Held a Town Hall.” But I can’t even remember the last time Daines faced his constituents so that joke goes in the trash.
I know he’s held those tele-town halls. But there is something about looking people in the eye and seeing their passion, their disagreement, or heck even their agreement with you. And Daines seems to be avoiding that.
Daines was able to secure one more week in Washington but it looks like the Senate will end up sending the Senators home to see their constituents.
Senator Daines has one simple question to answer, and we—his constituents—have one simple ask: Will you hold a town hall?
I’ve called Daines’ office and repeatedly asked this question. I’ve been met with platitudes and non-answers.
I do know he travels to all 56 counties though! Good for you Senator Daines. But it begs the question: if a Senator travels to your county, and no one is invited to see it, was he really there?
Senator Daines will have the whole month of August to drive around the state. Hopefully he stops in and actually holds a public meeting. I know I am willing to travel wherever and whenever to find out just what the heck he’s been up to—but I am not going to hold my breath.
If any of you fine readers find out where Senator Daines is going to be please shoot me a tip. I am about to start putting his face on milk cartons.
Feel free to leave the question you’d like to ask Senator Daines in the comments. I like to think with all the time he has not meeting with Montanans he spends perusing the blogosphere.