For Day 6 of these games, we draw attention to Congressman Dennis Rehberg’s familiar support of the controversial Patriot Act. The Congressman’s relationship with the Patriot Act is a routine of twists, turns, and spins that reminds Montanans just how out of touch the Congressman is with Big Sky values.
TWIST: Rehberg turns his back on Montana for five repeat performances–shocking his state by trampling constitutional rights with his support of the unpopular Patriot Act.
TURN: After supporting the unpopular Patriot Act for nearly a decade, Congressman Rehberg performed an incredible turn and voted against the law just two days after announcing his U.S. Senate bid. [HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #26, 2/8/11, HR 514, House Roll Call Vote #36, 2/14/11]. Could it be because Jon Tester, like most Montanans, has consistently opposed the Patriot Act?
SPIN: In a spectator dizzying final spin, Congressman Regberg tells radio listeners during a 2012 interview that the Patriot Act is a “necessary piece of legislation.”
SCORE: Rehberg’s performance makes for a routine of irresponsible decisions and out-of-touch priorities.