First, thank you, Senator Walsh, for your service to Montana and the nation. You’ve devoted your life to the service of others, and I know you’ll continue to do that during the rest of your term and back here in Montana once you get the hell out of Washington.
Second, I’d like to draw attention to these throwaway lines at the end of Chuck Johnson’s piece about Walsh’s resignation:
In the Senate, Walsh was the only Iraq combat veteran and was a leading critic in the Senate of reengaging in Iraq.
He introduced the Suicide Prevention for America’s Veterans Act, a bill that drew bipartisan support in both the Senate and the House.
Walsh had another bill to create an independent Commission on Care to examine the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in response to reports of delayed and inadequate care at the VA. Obama signed the bill into law Thursday.
And Congressman Daines:
Daines introduced 0 bills that became law in 2013.
At least Denny Rehberg named some Post Offices. Senator Walsh did more for the people of Montana in a few months than the likes of Steve Daines will do in year or decade in Congress.