KMMS: Daines Statement on Historic Pope Address

Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement ahead of Pope  Francis’ address to a joint meeting of Congress Thursday:

“On behalf of all Montanans, it is a privilege to welcome His Holiness Pope  Francis to the United States and to our nation’s capital,” Daines stated. “We  should let this day remind us that our great nation was founded with the vision  that we are all endowed with certain natural rights and dignity that come from  God, not from government.  It is the role of government to protect and  defend our rights. I am thankful for the strong legacy of faith that comes from  our nations founding fathers and that is an important part of my family’s  history. It is an incredible honor to be part of this historic  day.”