HELENA, Mont. – The Montana Republican Party today released a new video after Lt. Governor Mike Cooney received the maximum fine for violating state ethics laws by using taxpayer resources to advance his own political career.
As the video details, Cooney’s campaign believes the violation was worth it – as “a small price to pay for leadership… in an unprecedented crisis.”
If Lt. Governor Cooney was so focused on leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic, then why was he politically strategizing in the middle of the work day?
The bottom line: Mike Cooney is a career politician who works for himself, not Montana, and cannot be trusted with the responsibility of governing our state.