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Following last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists, there have been unsubstantiated claims that those who stormed the building were anti-fascist groups.

Montana’s junior U.S. Senator said Tuesday there’s no evidence those groups took part in the mob. 

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The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up a resolution that would call on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and take over President Trump's duties. The effort comes as the House is also pursuing a second impeachment against the president over the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The vote is expected to begin around 4 p.m. Mountain Time. Watch the proceeding live.

Montana's Republican Senator Steve Daines says calls for resignations and the impeachment of President Donald Trump aren’t helping the country heal after a mob of pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol last week.

YPR News’ Kevin Trevellyan spoke Friday with the Senator about how he views the mob and the aftermath.

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This week, Montana Representative Matt Rosendale became the third Congressman in Montana’s history to officially object to another states’ electoral results.

YPR News’ Rachel Cramer has been tracking this final step in certifying Pres.-elect Joe Biden’s win over Donald Trump. She shares her reporting with Nicky Ouellet.

President Donald Trump and then Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale on stage during a July 5, 2018 rally in Great Falls, MT.
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With less than two weeks left in the Trump Administration, Montana Republican Representative Matt Rosendale says that he won’t support cutting it short.

Rosendale says Jan. 20 will mark the transfer of power to President-elect Joe Biden.

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On Wednesday, pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., breaking down doors and forcing their way into both the Senate and House chambers. MTPR’s Aaron Bolton spoke with Montana’s Democratic Sen. Jon Tester about what he calls an attempted coup.

Demonstrators gather outside the Montana Capitol January 6, 2021 in support of President Trump's debunked claims of fraud in the presidential election.
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Montana state political leaders issued statements condemning pro-Donald Trump extremists who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Selling more liquor licenses would raise between $2.5 million and $4 millin for the state.
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The omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last week and signed into law by President Donald Trump on Sunday makes tax cuts permanent for manufacturers of beer, wine and spirits. The cuts will likely help keep Montana brewers in business as they weather the rest of the pandemic.

President Donald Trump speaks in Great Falls, MT, July 5, 2018.
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President Donald Trump Wednesday followed through on his threat to veto the national defense bill, setting up a possible veto override vote in Congress. 

 

Trump called on lawmakers to include limits on social media companies he claimed are biased against him and conservatives. He has previously said the biggest winner of the defense bill is China.

 

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The Electoral College formally certified the election results Monday, affirming President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Montana’s Republican Congressional delegates have acknowledged the vote. 

Montana’s Republican congressmen have stood behind President Donald Trump over the last month as he challenged the election results in court.

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