Days After Falsely Accusing Lt. Gov. Cooney of Lying, Gianforte Pretends to Forget How to Co-Sponsor Legislation

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Days After Falsely Accusing Lt. Gov. Cooney of Lying, Gianforte Pretends to Forget How to Co-Sponsor Legislation
Gianforte Has Co-Sponsored Hundreds of Bills in Congress, Yet Still Refuses to Sign Onto the Great American Outdoors Act
 
Helena, MT – A longtime opponent of full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Greg Gianforte has made a number of excuses for his refusal to co-sponsor the Great American Outdoors Act. As of today, he has a new one – “I forgot how.”

Today, a spokesperson for Gianforte suggested that the Congressman won’t co-sponsor the Great American Outdoors Act, because “a member of the U.S. House [can’t] cosponsor a Senate bill.” Sadly for Gianforte, the House version of the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 7092has picked up 247 co-sponsors, including 35 Republicans, and just three yesterday!

So what’s really holding Gianforte back from signing onto the bill? While it’s possible that after missing more votes than 93% of Congress, Gianforte has forgotten the basic mechanics of moving bills through the House, it’s more likely that he simply doesn’t support expanding public lands access and the outdoor economy. Once again, Gianforte has proven that he’s willing to say anything to cover up his extreme, anti-public lands beliefs. 

“Just in case Gianforte needs a reminder, here’s a copy of the co-sponsorship rulebook,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “If Gianforte cared about standing up for Montana’s public lands, his name would have been on that bill weeks ago. Let’s see what excuse he comes up with next.”
 

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