Congressman’s inability to work with neighbors results in litigation
National newspaper highlights Rehberg’s lawsuit hypocrisy
BILLINGS, Mont.—As Montana farmer Jon Tester brings Montanans together to find compromise and common-sense solutions, lobbyist-turned-Congressman Dennis Rehberg turns to lawsuits.
The news organization Politico reports that Rehberg is one of the few U.S. Senate candidates who supports weakening the right to pursue legal recourse despite “abusing the courts for [his] own personal gain.”
In 2010, Reghberg sued residents of the City of Billings and their firefighters for “monetary damages” following a 2008 wildfire that burned an undeveloped part of the Congressman’s property. Firefighters prevented the wildfire from hurting any people or homes.
But that wasn’t the first hurtful lawsuit involving Rehberg. He was also sued twice as a result of his inability to work with people and reach a compromise:
“Dennis Rehberg has never been able to work with his neighbors to find solutions,” said Montanans for Tester spokeswoman Alexandra Fetissoff. “Congressman Rehberg’s me-first approach to problem-solving hurts Montana, and it certainly doesn’t belong in the U.S. Senate.”
Months after suing the City of Billings Fire Department, Rehberg threatened to sue Montana TV stations that ran a TV commercial criticizing Rehberg’s fire lawsuit, his alcohol-involved boat crash on Flathead Lake, and his fall off of a horse in Kazakhstan.
A full factsheet of Rehberg’s lawsuits is online HERE.