Politicians, by nature, are oddsmakers, calculators, bettors, bookies
January 21, 2021
They bet on winning and losing all the time.
Sen. Steve Daines bet on President Trump. But following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Daines changed his wager.
That day a pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol, erected a gallows, killed a Capitol policeman, and searched like terrorists for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence.
They tried to stop Congress from doing its constitutional duty to certify the presidential election.
Hidden with senators from the marauders in a Capitol basement “secure room”, Daines made a critical political recalculation.