|GRAND RAPIDS PRESS
Grand Rapids, Michigan
December 26, 2010
Not everyone is content to let U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers ride quietly into the sunset. Following the repeal of â€œdonâ€™t ask, donâ€™t tellâ€ in the military, the American Family Association of Michigan blasted Ehlers for being the only Michigan congressional Republican to vote for â€œthe misguided and immoral policy.â€ The Midland-based group is headed by Gary Glenn, who touts his military background in attacking the repeal. Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a supporter of Ehlersâ€™ successor Justin Amash, also earned some AFA scorn. True to his libertarian beliefs, Paul also was among the 15 GOP mavericks to favor repeal, or, in the AFAâ€™s view, â€œto impose homosexual activistsâ€™ political agenda onto the U.S. military.â€
So how would (Ehler’s successor, Republican congressman-elect Justin) Amash have voted? He says he canâ€™t say for sure without hearing the testimony from the military commanders and others who weighed in.