Montana governor strikes down tea party bills with ‘VETO’ branding iron

By David Edwards
Friday, April 15, 2011 9:07 EDT
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Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) Wednesday used a red-hot branding iron to burn the word “VETO” into tea party bills designed to weaken clean energy standards, to repeal medical marijuana laws and allow abortion-related materials to be taught in sex ed classes.

“These bills are either frivolous, unconstitutional or in direct contradiction to the expressed will of the people of Montana,” Schweitzer told a cheering crowd at the ceremony.

Watch this video from MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, broadcast April 14, 2011.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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