Daines Confident that ‘For the People Act’ will Fail in Senate
Montana Senator Steve Daines was on the KGVO Montana Morning News show on Tuesday morning, the same day that the Senate would vote on the ‘For the People’ act, for which Daines had a different name.
“It should be called the ‘For the Corrupt Politicians’ act,” said Senator Daines. “Actually, this bill is the brainchild of Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in attempt by the left to rewrite the rules to favor the Democrats in election law. So frankly they can win more elections. That's what it's about. I'm going to oppose it today. There's only one Senate Democrat that will oppose it, and that's Joe Manchin.”
Daines counted the many everyday reasons why Americans must use a photo ID to obtain goods and services.
“If you want to go buy a hunting license, you need a photo ID; a fishing license? A photo ID; you want to rent a car? You need a photo ID. You want to rent a hotel room? A photo ID. You want to get a library card? That also requires a photo ID. So it's common sense that you should have to have a photo ID to vote. This bill would overrule that. In other words, it would be federal takeover of our elections, and frankly, be a takeover by the Democrats as it just favors them. That's what it's all about. The power grab.”
Daines mentioned a recent visit he had with Montana Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen regarding the importance of Montana’s election security laws.
“We need safe and secure elections,” he said. “Montana has passed some good common sense bills to strengthen election integrity. On Friday, I was in Helena and I met with our Secretary of State Christi Jacobson. She's doing a great job ensuring that Montana elections have integrity. Remember that when Montana passed that law earlier this year, Chuck Schumer went down to the floor of the U.S. Senate and he singled out Montana, and he called what we did in Montana despicable.”
Regarding the current crisis at the southern border, Daines recalled the success that former President Trump achieved by building his border wall.
“Trump's policies dramatically reduced the illegals coming across the border,” he said. “What happened is that (President) Biden reversed those policies when he was sworn in, so it can be stopped, but it takes the right policies. President Trump was on the right track. He was doing the right things and he brought it down to a much better situation and Biden has reversed that now. We've got this crisis now, and it’s the worst in 21 years.”
The ‘For the People’ Act will require 65 votes in the U.S. Senate, and Daines said the Democratic majority will not have the votes for the bill to pass.