But Daines said it was “unlikely” justices would overturn the health law. He said the prime considerations in choosing a justice are protecting Second Amendment gun rights and ending lawsuits that have blocked energy and logging projects.
“We have to have a U.S. Supreme Court Justice that will protect our way of life,” he said. “I’ll be standing behind the amazing nominee, Amy Coney Barrett.”
On the pandemic, Daines said it was crucial to protect the elderly and those with compromised immune systems, but also criticized restrictions that many counties have adopted limiting the numbers of spectators at high school sporting events.
Bullock said in response that local public health officials should not be undercut.
The two candidates also clashed over the role of money in politics, with each accusing the other of being complicit in the millions of dollars in political spending from outside groups that are flooding into the contest.
They disagreed about the best approach to climate…