Montana Senate Kills Call for Con-Con

A resolution that would have seen the state of Montana call for an “Article V Convention” designed purportedly to amend the U.S. Constitution has likely failed for good after it did not pass on its third reading in the state’s Senate Wednesday.

The Senate split 25-25 on its final vote on Senate Joint Resolution 2, a day after the measure squeaked through its second reading by a vote of 26-24.

On the final vote, 10 Republicans voted against the bill, along with 15 Democrats, while 24 Republicans and one Democrat, Sen. Ryan Lynch, D-Butte, voted in favor of the resolution.

In the Montana Senate, it seems, neither party has a firm understanding and appreciation of the dangers associated with the call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.