by Dr. Ed Berry
On June 27, some 300 representatives of Montana’s Republican Central Committees will meet in Helena to elect the next Chairman of Montana’s Republican Party. They have three choices for chairman:
- Will DesChamps, Chairman since 2009
- Jeff Essmann, Representative from Billings
- Dan Happel, former Madison County Commissioner
Here are some facts about the candidates.
Dan Happel is an Oath Keepers’ VIP. He was a featured Oath Keepers speaker in December 2010. He is a featured speaker in Oath Keepers’ 2015 movie “Midnight Ride” with Stewart Rhodes, Chuck Baldwin, and Elias Alias.
Oath Keepers are not Republicans. They are the enemy within. Dan Happel associates with enemies of the Republican Party.
On November 6, 2012, Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes wrote:
“Today, on election day, Denny Rehberg deserves to go down in flames just like Conrad Burns did in 2006.”
In 2012, Stewart Rhodes told his Oath Keepers:
“Romney is an oath breaking traitor. You vote for him, or support him, you become one too.”
In 2012, Oath Keepers National Chaplain Pastor Chuck Baldwin wrote:
“… the differences between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are miniscule.”
“… a Romney-Ryan administration will do nothing to change the downward spiral of the nation. They will continue the fanatical interventionist, preemptive war policies of Obama and Bush. They will also continue to build and construct the Orwellian domestic Police State …”
In 2014, Baldwin told you to vote for Democrat John Lewis rather than for Republican Ryan Zinke for US Congress.
If you vote for Dan Happel for Chairman of Montana’s Republican Party, you vote for Stewart Rhodes and Chuck Baldwin to control Montana’s Republican Party.
Dan Happel testified against the CSKT Water Compact.
Rep. Jeff Essmann voted against the CSKT Water Compact.