Maryland Matt Rosendale Doubles Down on Dropping Penalties for Campaign Donors

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Maryland Matt Rosendale Doubles Down on Dropping Penalties for Campaign Donors

Failed Senate Candidate Also Calls for Overturning Protections for 152,000 Montanans With Pre-Existing Conditions

Helena, MT – In an interview with the Montana Free Press, State Auditor Maryland Matt Rosendale doubled down on his office dropping penalties against a firm owned by campaign donors — a move that the nonpartisan watchdog Campaign Legal Center called “disturbing.” Rosendale, when asked about the incident, passed the buck to his legal team, and doubled down on his decision to drop penalties against his campaign donors.

Despite the ongoing public health and economic crisis, Rosendale called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which protects 152,000 Montanans with pre-existing conditions against insurance company discrimination, and insures another 80,000 Montanans through Medicaid expansion — a program Maryland Matt voted against. Medicaid expansion has been a lifeline for communities across Montana, supporting thousands of jobs, expanding access to mental health and substance use disorder treatments, and helping rural hospitals stay afloat.

“It’s remarkable that every time Maryland Matt opens his mouth, he proves himself to be more out-of-touch than the time before,” said MDP Executive Director Sandi Luckey. “In the same interview, Matt Rosendale managed to double down on both supporting corrupt practices in his office, and ripping health coverage away from Montanans in the middle of a pandemic. Astounding.”
 

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