NEW AD: Montana Veterans Slam Matt Rosendale for Calling Veterans Care the “Little Stuff”

Billings—Today, the campaign for Big Sandy farmer and United States Senator Jon Tester launched a new paid digital advertisement featuring Montana veterans from around the state who have something to say to East Coast developer Matt Rosendale: Caring for our veterans is not the “little stuff.”

The ad features Montana veterans responding to East Coast developer Matt Rosendale’s insulting new television ad claiming that Jon Tester’s 19 bills signed into law by President Trump, including bills to hold the VA accountable and improve care for veterans, were “the little stuff.” They want Rosendale to know that for Montana veterans, Jon Tester’s bills to improve their care are actually the “big stuff.”

WATCH: “Little Stuff”

“Rosendale’s got a problem if he thinks caring for veterans is little stuff.”

“Jon worked with President Trump to hire more doctors and nurses at the VA. […] It takes a real Montanan to know there’s nothing little about taking care of our veterans.”

“Montana’s veterans, including this veteran, fought for the big stuff. We know what the big stuff is.”

“Jon Tester fights relentlessly to get Montana veterans the care they have earned and deserve—and to Montana veterans, that isn’t ‘little stuff,’” said Christie Roberts, campaign manager for Montanans for Tester. “The brave men and women who have served our country deserve better than to have their care trivialized and shoved to the back burner. Matt Rosendale, fighting for our veterans isn’t ‘little stuff’—it’s ‘Montana stuff.’”

During both of President Trump’s recent visits, he praised two veterans bills that Tester wrote: the VA Accountability & Whistleblower Protection Act and the VA Mission Act. The former makes huge improvements to the VA by increasing accountability and making it easier to fire and replace VA staff who are negligent and not doing their job. The VA Mission Act completely scraps the Veterans Choice program as we know it and allows veterans and their doctors to choose where veterans’ health care needs are best addressed.

Rosendale apparently considers these landmark bills “little stuff”—yet has spent his career voting against Montana veterans. He’s voted against funding for veterans homes in Columbia Falls and Southwest Montana, scholarships for Purple Heart recipients, and a home loan program for veterans and Gold Star families looking to buy their first home.