Passionate Republican voters have been closely following the speeches and actions of their leaders, hoping to see a real change in Washington, D.C. The Montana State Capitol hosted a joint legislative address on Monday, where Republican Senator Steve Daines made a fiery argument for change, calling for new leadership to fix the problems plaguing the nation.
Daines left no stone unturned as he highlighted the crises that have marred the Biden administration, from the southern border crisis to the botched Afghanistan withdrawal that led to the loss of American lives.
He further criticized Biden’s energy policies that shut down the Keystone pipeline and begged the Venezuelan dictatorship for oil. He also mentioned the record-breaking inflation and the recent Chinese spy balloon fiasco, which has put American national security at risk.
Daines called for a stark contrast between himself and the Biden administration, citing Montana values and how they translate to the U.S. Senate. He noted how Democrats have changed policies since taking over the U.S. Senate majority two years ago, resulting in chaos on the southern border, which has now affected Montana as a northern border state with a southern border crisis.
The senator pointed out how Mexican cartels are using chemicals from China to make fentanyl in Mexico, which they then ship across the southern border, causing fentanyl-related deaths to be the leading cause of death among 18- to 20-year-olds. Despite the chaos on the southern border, Biden’s State of the Union address did not mention any meaningful solutions to securing it.
Daines also blasted the rising inflation under the Biden administration, stating that it is a tax on every Montanan. He cited economists from both the Clinton and Obama administrations, including Larry Summers, who warned that the Senate Democrats’ nearly $2 trillion spending spree would spark inflation.
The senator ended his speech by rallying the Republican base, warning of the threat posed by coastal elites who want to change the Montana way of life. He urged Republicans to protect Second Amendment rights, prevent radical groups from locking up forests, and to fight against gender ideology.
Daines’ speech was well-received by Republicans, who are looking to him and other Republican leaders to take charge in the fight against what they see as the left’s dangerous policies. The senator’s speech sets the stage for the issues he seeks to address as he becomes a central figure in Republican Senate leadership.
Passionate Republican voters should keep their eyes on Daines and other Republican leaders as they work to address the issues that are affecting the nation.
As former President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” The Republican party believes that now is the time to fight for and protect that freedom.