Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) joined Sens. Steve Daines (R-Montana), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Ted Budd (R-North Carolina), and Marco Rubio (R-Florida) in introducing legislation to stop the Department of Defense (DOD) from using taxpayer funds or taxpayer-funded facilities from hosting drag queen performances. The bill follows recent reports that Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana, hosted a “Drag Story Time” targeted as children at the base library.
“If military officials want to know why we’re facing a recruiting and retention crisis in our armed forces, they need only look to ‘Drag Story Time.’ Young Americans join the military to become warriors and defend America, not to become social justice warriors. There is no reason taxpayers should be funding this,” said Senator Cotton.
“Our military’s mission is clear: to provide the military forces needed to deter and win wars and to protect the security of our country and our allies. Allowing the DOD to become a branch of far-Left helping to promote their radical gender ideology by hosting and promoting drag queen performances is a threat to our national security and gross misuse of taxpayer funds. This must be stopped immediately,” said Senator Daines.
Bill text may be found here.