Yesterday, the a-hole who calls himself a man and a senator stacked his rhetoric and politics on the memory of seven marines killed in a training accident using their deaths to posture against the sequester and show how caring he actually is. He used the opportunity to begin with a commemoration of their duty and ended with a speech on sequestration. Here is an excerpt of his speech:
“it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President (not the actual president, he is referring to the presiding officer of the Senate) that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.”
To imply these men were killed because of sequestration is lower than low. The military does not sacrifice safety at the expense of its members nor is any tragedy okay to use to pimp your political views. You are a piece of crap.
Please take a moment to call or email and express your outrage that he would dishonor our military members by implying they were killed because the military had to cut corners.
522 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3542 / Fax: 202-224-7327
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