Any American willing to wear a uniform and willing to die for their country should be allowed to serve in the Armed Services.
This attempt to threaten legislators into following a socially conservative agenda is just that: a socially conservative agenda. It seems that the Republican Party is being held to a 24/7 threat level if it does/does not vote according to the wishes of various groups.
That is the perogative of a political action committee, threatening rather than educating legislators.
Hopefully Republicans develop some spine and realize that not everything with a ‘conservative’ bumper sticker attached to it represents a conservative value.
P.S. Am not gay. Am a retired U.S. Army veteran.
WASHINGTON, DC /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — FRC Action PAC, the political action committee connected with FRC Action, the lobbying arm of the Family Research Council, announced today that it will endorse and fund conservative primary challengers to any U.S. Senator who votes to overturn “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” during the lame-duck session.
FRC Action PAC President Connie Mackey made the following comments:
“We are pledging today to endorse, and help fund, conservative primary challengers to any U.S. Senator who votes during the lame-duck session to overturn ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ FRC Action PAC will work to remove any U.S. Senator who would place liberal special interests ahead of the priorities of the American people.
“The U.S. Senate has twice rejected the overturn of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ Despite this, Majority Leader Harry Reid continues with his obsession while failing to address the essential responsibilities of the federal government. As three of the four service chiefs have made clear, the men and women of the Armed Forces who are engaged in fighting two wars should not be distracted by Congress using them to advance a liberal social agenda. Using the Senate’s time in the lame-duck session to pay back his liberal political base is simply absurd and demonstrates once again Senator Reid’s misplaced
priorities. Members of the Senate should refuse to become accomplices in helping Harry Reid advance his agenda over the American people’s agenda,” concluded Mackey.
FRC Action PAC is the political action committee connected to FRC Action, a 501(c)(4) membership organization. FRC Action is the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Paid for by Family Research Council Action PAC (www.frcactionpac.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.