1 DAY: Reminder: Rosendale Refused to Discuss His Record of Voting Against Veterans


Helena – We know by now that Matt Rosendale doesn’t like to answer tough questions, so it should be no surprise that when he was asked to explain his voting record against veterans, Rosendale “refused to discuss any votes he took in the Legislature.”

Why? The answer to that is easy — in the legislature, Rosendale voted against securing a key state match to build the Southwest Montana Veterans Home in Butte.

The crucial funding made possible by that match was later secured by Sen. Jon Tester, and the home will serve an area with roughly 33,000 veterans, despite Rosendale’s opposition.

Rosendale voted against restoring more than $3 million in funding for the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls — instead supporting drastic cuts heavily criticized byMontana veterans, area residents, and Rosendale’s fellow GOP lawmakers.

When the state legislature voted to create a home loan program for Montana veterans and Gold Star families buying their first home, Rosendale voted against it.

And, Rosendale voted against legislation that created a scholarship for Montana Purple Heart recipients.

It’s not unreasonable to expect a candidate running for office to discuss past votes and positions, but Rosendale would rather try to hide his anti-veterans record.

Montanans can’t trust him to be forthright or to look out for our veterans.


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