Once again, the “Editorial Board” of the Billings Gazette has “wrung their own neck” by threatening and going after perhaps the most courageous, effervescent, and bold Legislator there is. The case is laid out via a cover letter where House Representative Derek Skees addresses liberal news sources attempting to defame him, but they will not win. As you read this article in its entirety, make sure to pay special attention towards the end where Montana Daily Gazette’s recent article link exposes Billings Gazette’s “Editorial Board,” for that is where it’s “GAME OVER.”
Here is Skees’s Cover Letter to the liberal press who so atrociously represent themselves.
Below is Rep. Skees’s rebuttal, which is brilliantly executed as he reveals their slander, threats, and hypocrisy.
“The radical left is at it again. This time, their proponents employed by the Billings Gazette are trying to cancel a sitting Legislator for exercising Freedom of Speech. The story gets even more predictable when you understand that they are operating on fake moral outrage sparked by the Democrat party misquoting me. Where this predictably goes off the rails happens when their Editorial Board just recently called for my “forced removal” from office.
This all began because I had the courage to say the hardest part of taking my Oath of Office was my understanding that the Montana Constitution has so many flaws. I have never violated that sacred Oath, as it is to God and the people of Montana. For a long time, I have advocated that we should vote YES in 2030 to have a call for a Constitutional Convention. My choice of words calling the Montana Constitution a “socialist rag” was perhaps too aggressive in an attempt to start this dialogue. I have also said that the Montana constitutional right to privacy (which I have never claimed wasn’t a God-given right) doesn’t give you the right to an abortion. Those two separate positions were impossible to resist for the Democrats in Montana to create a cancel movement, where they combined those two quotes incorrectly in an intentional misquote.
Add that with illegal use of a press-owned photo and the broad brush of bigotry lumping an entire group to create a meme that says, “all MT Republicans want to destroy our state constitution and let the government invade our lives.”
This message that was foremost designed for fundraising, fireS up their base, and attempts to cancel an effective “unapologetic conservative” now has been trumped by the Billings Gazette calling for my “forced removal.” I don’t even need to remind the Montana reader which party is invading our lives right now and working outside of the Federal Constitution. Typical for them for attempting to redirect that legitimate outrage to an illegitimate target.
Should I call the sheriff and report this threat made against me? Are there some in the misguided and uninformed radicalized left that will read it as a call for violence? This is why the Billings Gazette and the Democrat party are on the verge of financial and moral bankruptcy. Both have abandoned the principles and responsibilities of a free press, and everyone knows it.“
OF SPECIAL NOTE:
Recently Montana Daily Gazette published an article proving the Billings Gazette “Editorial Board” slandered Attorney General Austin Knudsen. They are sloppy, careless, and highly unprofessional and the recently published article proves it. Of course, their next target would be Representative Skees, as he is a political threat to the Democratic Party/liberal press as he is (as even they claim) “a powerful man.” Billings Gazette’s “Editorial Board” is exposed for its ridiculous behavior. Read here to find out the whole story.
(Below is an account of the exact words penned by the unscrupulous “Editorial Board” of the Billings Gazette and other lying liberal press outlets.)
Do not be fooled; the liberal press lies, slanders, and threatens those whom they fear and will do whatever they can to take down those who prevail, protect, and provide freedom for the people of our good state.
Derek Skees is a man of integrity and honor and consistently strives to help promote a better life for all Montanans.