Millionaire Congressman switches his vote AGAIN since announcing Senate run
Helena, MT -- Millionaire Congressman Dennis Rehberg’s vote yesterday against the Patriot Act comes after years of support for the bill. In fact, Congresman Rehberg's support for the Patriot Act flipped for the first time just two days after announcing his run for Senate.
Montana Democratic Party Executive Director Ted Dick released the following statement in response to Congressman Rehberg’s politically motivated change of heart:
“Congressman Rehberg has been out of touch with Montana about the Patriot Act for years, and his epiphany came when he wished to advance his career. Now that he wants to run for Senate, Congressman Rehber wants to erase his votes of support for the Patriot Act. The only individual Congressman Rehberg is trying to protect with this vote is himself.”
A brief history of Congressman Rehberg’s changing position on the Patriot Act:
2001-2006: Congressman Rehberg votes consistently for the Patriot Act. [HR 2975, Vote 386, 10/12/01; HR 3162, Vote 398, 10/24/01; HR 3199, Vote 414, 07/21/05; HR 3199, Vote 627, 12/14/05; S 2271, Vote 20, 03/07/06]
FEBRUARY 2011: ONE WEEK, ONE ANNOUNCEMENT, MULTIPLE FLIP-FLOPS: