December 18, 2010
Bozeman, Montana--U.S. Senate Candidate Steve Daines issued the following statement after the Senate passed a bill to end the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
“The repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" by an unaccountable lame duck session against the will of more than 60% of Marine Corps and Army combat units is simply wrong,” said Daines. "Our combat troops have clearly expressed this repeal would hurt their unit's ability to fight. It is disappointing Harry Reid, and Jon Tester chose to put payback to their liberal supporters ahead of the legitimate concerns of men and women in combat"
"Montana needs leaders in Washington that will stand by Montana values and with our men and women in combat not with Harry Reid and Obama."