Daines Stands Up for Montana Service Members, Defends Freedom of Thought in U.S. Military

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, expressing his concern that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) could be using resources to target Montana service members who oppose leftist ideology.

“We write to express concern for U.S. service members who could be unfairly targeted by your newly established Countering Extremism Working Group (CEWG). In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice’s efforts to silence parents protesting anti-American racial indoctrination being taught in schools across the country, we are deeply concerned that this latest effort by the Biden Administration will target service members who voice opposition to woke, Leftist ideology under the guise of protecting our “national security interest”,” the letter states. 

“Service members represent a cross-section of the country they faithfully serve, and hold beliefs and opinions as diverse as America itself. These patriotic men and women come from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and beliefs. Our military leaders should be honoring the diversity among our armed forces, not divide us by forcing false narratives that solely serve to alienate our fellow Americans based on the color of their skin,” the letter continues. 

Read the letter HERE.



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