MT congressional delegation differs on border-crackdown controversy

The two Republicans in Montana’s congressional delegation – Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte – told MTN News this week they were mostly standing behind President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants crossing the Mexican border.

“He announced a zero-tolerance policy; it’s taking a strong stance to secure our borders,” Daines told MTN News Tuesday. “I agree with him in doing that; that’s the right thing to do to secure our Southern border.”

However, Daines and Gianforte said they opposed the separation of immigrant children from parents or guardians at the border, and that legislation before Congress can solve the problem.