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Protestors want accountability for Daines' impeachment vote

Posted at 7:38 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 09:14:09-05

A group in Billings disagrees with the outcome of the Senate impeachment vote and protested outside the office of Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Wednesday night.

Indivisible Yellowstone, part of a nationwide progressive movement, says it wants to hold Senators accountable for their vote and for not calling new witnesses during the impeachment trial.

Daines' office released a statement: "The Senate did in fact hear from witnesses. (Senators) voted in line with the Clinton trial - they did not allow for NEW witnesses."

"Reject the Cover-up" is part of the demonstration for Indivisible Yellowstone outside the Granite Tower at North 32nd Street and 3rd Avenue North.

The group is concerned with Daines' vote and saying the articles of impeachment allege no crimes.

The protest has a message for the Senator.

"To listen to us," said Katherine Jabs of Indivisible Yellowstone. "We are his constituents. and we don't think he's representing Montana. He's in with the big corporations."

Jabs says Indivisible Yellowstone formed about a month ago.

It is part of the nationwide Invisible Project which states as its mission "to cultivate a grassroots movement of literally thousands of local Indivisible groups to elect progressive leaders, realize bold progressive policies, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda."