GRAND RAPIDS PRESS — AFA-Michigan "blasts Ehlers" on homosexual military vote

Grand Rapids, Michigan
December 26, 2010

Fond Farewell?
Right blasts Ehlers

Not everyone is content to let U.S. Rep. Vern Ehlers ride quietly into the sunset. Following the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the military, the American Family Association of Michigan blasted Ehlers for being the only Michigan congressional Republican to vote for “the misguided and immoral policy.” 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 Ehlers’ 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 AFA’s view, “to impose homosexual activists’ political agenda onto the U.S. military.”

So how would (Ehler’s successor, Republican congressman-elect Justin) Amash have voted? He says he can’t say for sure without hearing the testimony from the military commanders and others who weighed in.

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