Daines Blasts DOD Woke Agenda at Military Bases

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today issued the following statement about the 2021 “Drag Story Time” hosted at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana.

“The news of Malmstrom Air Force Base hosting a drag queen story hour for children is infuriating. The mission of the Department of Defense is to ‘provide the military forces needed to deter war and ensure our nation’s security.’ It is impossible to see how this event at Malmstrom helps the military fulfill its mission rather than a woke agenda. In fact, this and events like it at our military bases around the country and world further erodes the credibility of one of our country’s most important institutions.

“At a time when Americans’ confidence in our military and its leadership is suffering and recruiting challenges are approaching a critical stage, the Department of Defense should be doing everything in its power to make our military a source of honor for our country.

“The Biden administration must reverse course immediately, abandon the woke agenda and focus on the mission at hand and provide a full accounting from Defense Secretary Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Milley of how and why these events were allowed to take place and whether taxpayer funding was used.”