As the August recess drags on it seems like Steve Daines is taking this Congressional “vacation” literally.
Daines did what most college students do during Spring Break or summer vacation do—he posted his vacation pics to Facebook and told us all the cool things he’s been up to instead of hosting town halls.
But Daines wasn’t only taking to social media to brag about his taxpayer-funded vacations on the very public lands he hopes to privatize.
Daines is lonely. It is hard to try and represent Montanans when you never meet with them. Daines used his newsletter to try and rekindle his relationship with his constituents.
Seemingly unaware or unwilling to participate in the tested method called face-to-face interaction, Daines sent out this plea for feedback from Montanans:
Last week rang in the 86th Montana State Fair! Thousands attended the rodeos, horse races and concerts in Great Falls.
County fairs and rodeos, outdoor barbeques, and music festivals like “Music on Main” in Bozeman are happening all over Montana in the summer months. Long drives to lakes, floating down rivers, camping and hiking characterize summers in Big Sky Country.
I just returned from a backpacking trip myself and I’d love to hear about your summer! Where’s your favorite summer spot in Montana? What summer community events are happening near you?
Fall is just around the corner, and with it will come changing leaves, bugling elk and school! I hope you’ll keep in touch with me as summer begins to wind down and folks get ready for the next season.
As always, I encourage you to contact my office to express your concerns or opinions on policy issues important to you. And if we’re not already connected on social media, I invite you to follow my daily updates on Facebook.
It’s my number one priority in Congress to represent the values and interests of the people of Montana, and your input is very helpful as I do. I also invite you to visit my website, www.daines.senate.gov, so we can stay in close touch.
Best wishes and please tell me about your summer vacation, but not about how you want to keep your health care, your public lands, or your rural hospital.
I hope in two years Daines takes a permanent vacation.
P.s. Daines has still not held a town hall in 2017.