Montana Governor Steve Bullock promised the state’s pandemic response would come before his political ambitions, but his actions tell a different story. A new report shows that while his state was under a lockdown order, Bullock spent work hours at a fundraiser with corporate PAC representatives, undermining his promise not to take corporate PAC money.
The event – hosted by DC-based Moderate Democrats PAC – took place from 8:30 – 9:30 am MT during Montana’s lockdown order, and was attended by the group’s “Trustee and Executive Members” – code for representatives of the Corporate PACs that make up the large majority of the group’s funding.
This comes after Fox News uncovered that Bullock packed his state coronavirus relief task force with his own donors, and allowed them to meet in secret in violation of state law. An ethics attorney said Bullock’s self-dealing was “exactly the cynical swampiness that Americans can’t stand.” Bullock has ignored calls to make the meeting minutes public to avoid all appearance of impropriety.
Evidence is beginning to pile up that Bullock is more focused on his own political prospects and repaying his donors than he is about everyday Montanans during a pandemic. Drip, drip…