Roll Call: Gianforte 2nd Wealthiest Member of Congress
Montana Democrats and the Left love to hate success, and they love to bash anyone who has made a lot of money. That's why I had some fun with this story a few days ago where I noted that Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) is technically a multi-millionaire. Not only that but, God forbid, he was busted flying first class!
My liberal friends took the bait and actually thought most of us care whether or not Tester is a multi-millionaire, or whether he was flying first class or not. (Although some speculated he could trade in his miles and save taxpayer money instead)
See, to my liberal friends, being a multi-millionaire is one of the worst things you can say about somebody. How dare you call Jon Tester a multi-millionaire!
But you just wait to see the outrage from the success-bashing Leftists now that Roll Call has published their latest list ranking the wealthiest members of Congress.
Coming in at #2? The high wage job creator, and Montana's newest member of Congress, Greg Gianforte.
Per Roll Call:
Winner of a special election in May to succeed Ryan Zinke, who left to be Interior secretary, Gianforte’s fortunes in the world of high technology and data analytics fueled his victory and made him the richest freshman in the 115th Congress. In 1986, he founded Brightwork Development, a software company, which he and his partners sold for $10 million to McAfee Associates eight years later. He moved to Montana and in 1997 he founded RightNow Technologies, a cloud-based customer service software business, which he sold to Oracle Corp. for $1.5 billion in 2012. His largest assets are portions of a testamentary trust valued at a minimum of $25 million each.
When your liberal friends freak out about this, just politely remind them- Tester's a multi-millionaire too. Then walk away and smile.