“Jon Tester and his fellow Democrats continue to prioritize Joe Biden’s woke agenda at the expense of America’s national security interests,” Sheehy said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “At a time when China is building naval bases in the South Pacific and sending a surveillance balloon over Montana which is home to three nuclear missile silo fields, the U.S. Military is hosting drag queen shows for our military families. After our disgraceful retreat from Afghanistan two years ago our military is badly in need of reinvestment. Woke cultural initiatives like this have no place in our armed forces. Rejecting this kind of cultural rot on our military bases and prioritizing combat readiness should be a bipartisan issue, but it seems for our liberal Senator Jon Tester, this is a bridge too far.”
Malstrom Air Force Base in Montana reportedly held a “Drag Queen Story Hour” for children back in the summer of 2021. The incident, which came to light earlier this year, has sparked outrage among Republicans in Montana, with all of the state’s three national elected GOP officials — Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), and Reps. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) and Ryan Zinke (R-MT) each ripped Democrat President Joe Biden’s Pentagon for it. Tester, however, has been silent on the matter.
In what seems to be the loudest hint yet of his potential candidacy for the 2024 Senate race, Tim Sheehy, a highly decorated military veteran and accomplished businessman, Tim Sheehy, a distinguished military veteran and successful entrepreneur, has created a stir with his sharp critique of Senator Tester during an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. This development has ignited anticipation within the Republican ranks, who see Sheehy as a pivotal figure in their quest to retake the majority in the U.S. Senate.
Sheehy’s remarkable career in business following his military service, currently serving as the CEO of Bridger Aerospace in Montana, gives rise to Republican hope that he could self-finance his campaign should he choose to run. A recent article by Axios suggests a burgeoning support base for Sheehy within the GOP, with notable figures like Daines—who is in charge of leading Senate candidate recruitment this cycle—personally backing his potential bid.