Sen. Daines silences Sen. Warren in debate - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Sen. Daines silences Sen. Warren in debate

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Tuesday night, Senator Steve Daines chaired a debate about attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions.

In the debate, Daines stopped Senator Elizabeth Warren mid-sentence and asked her to "take her seat."

This incident has gained national attention.

Wednesday, protests of Daines treatment toward warren were taking place outside of Daines' offices from Missoula to Billings. So many people, the building Daines' office is located put a note on the door saying "All visitors to granite tower must have an appointment in order to enter the building."

Political analyst Lee Banville said although some may be upset about the incident, he does not believe this will change his trajectory when it comes to whether Montanans will support his re-election in a few years...but it does show how he's becoming more outspoken in his conservative policies.

Banville said  this could be beneficial for Warren.

"So even before this moment, that's gotten a lot of attention from both social media, and the media in general, Senator Warren was already seen as a sort of rock star among liberal democrats, within the party, and just nationwide," Banville said. "A lot of people who liked Bernie Sanders, very much like Elizabeth Warren. And they like her more today than they did a couple of days ago. And so this is going to do nothing more than bolster talk of her as a potential candidate in 2020."

Banville said regardless of whether you agree or disagree with how the incident was handled, this is probably one of the more high profile moments we've seen from Daines.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Montana public unions merge to form state's largest group

    Montana public unions merge to form state's largest group

    Sunday, January 21 2018 10:38 PM EST2018-01-22 03:38:04 GMT

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Two unions representing Montana public employees will merge.    The Helena Independent Record reports that delegates for the Montana Public Employees Association and the Montana Educators Association-Montana Federal of Teachers voted Saturday in favor of the merger.    

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Two unions representing Montana public employees will merge.    The Helena Independent Record reports that delegates for the Montana Public Employees Association and the Montana Educators Association-Montana Federal of Teachers voted Saturday in favor of the merger.    

  • Shutdown and Yellowstone Park

    Shutdown and Yellowstone Park

    Sunday, January 21 2018 10:32 PM EST2018-01-22 03:32:17 GMT

    Cody – The government shutdown did not shut down Yellowstone National Park this time, although the entrances were not staffed. Commercially guided snowmobile tours were allowed into the park.

    Cody – The government shutdown did not shut down Yellowstone National Park this time, although the entrances were not staffed. Commercially guided snowmobile tours were allowed into the park.

  • Tester introduces legislation to pay troops during government shutdown

    Tester introduces legislation to pay troops during government shutdown

    Sunday, January 21 2018 10:28 PM EST2018-01-22 03:28:44 GMT

    (U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester has introduced a bill to guarantee that Montana servicemembers get their paychecks during a government shutdown. Tester’s "Pay Our Military Act" would ensure that active military personnel, including reserves, get paid during lapse in government appropriations. 

    (U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester has introduced a bill to guarantee that Montana servicemembers get their paychecks during a government shutdown. Tester’s "Pay Our Military Act" would ensure that active military personnel, including reserves, get paid during lapse in government appropriations. 

  • Most Popular