MAGA World Uncertain of Trump’s Montana Senate Pick

Evan El-Amin /
Evan El-Amin /

For the last eight years or so, Donald Trump has continually made political endorsements based on his ‘drain the swamp’ theory. And yet, it seems that his latest Senate pick goes against all that and more.

Enter Tim Sheehy, Trump’s choice for going up against Jon Tester in the state of Montana.

According to a Truth Social post made by Trump last week, Sheehy is the GOP’s best chance to “DEFEAT Lazy Jon Tester and Regain the Republican Majority in the United States Senate.”

Now, true to Trump’s fashion, Sheehy is a “political outsider,” as well as “Strong on the Border, the Military/Vets, and our constantly under siege Second Amendment.” All those things do sound good and like a good MAGA candidate.

However, there are a couple of reasons why many in the MAGA community are uncertain about this choice, especially when compared to Sheehy’s competitor for Senate and current Representative Matt Rosendale.

In fact, most of the GOP’s heavy hitters and anti-establishment members prefer Rosendale and have already endorsed him.

It’s worth pointing out that career establishment members like Mitch McConnell have endorsed Sheehy.

Sheehy has also only recently stood for some of the things the MAGA community does.

For instance, as early as last July, just before announcing his Senate campaign, his aerial firefighting company, Bridger Aerospace’s, website was brimming with all the support of social, corporate, and environmental governance, as well as climate change hoopla you’d expect to find from a liberal.

That was all magically deleted just days before he announced his campaign. Also deleted and flip-flopped were his ideas on supporting American troops being sent to Ukraine.

Needless to say, it’s a little unlike Trump to choose someone like Sheehy for office, especially when a man like Rosendale, who has always been a thorn in the establishment’s side, is in play.

What is Trump thinking? We can only guess at this point. It’s also quite early in primaries, so there’s plenty of room for minds to change as we get closer.