ICYMI: Zinke, Trump are leaving our soldiers behind


Last week, Montana veteran Josh Manning called out Congressman Ryan Zinke for continuing to support Donald Trump, a man who has made seriously disparaging remarks about veterans, soldiers and their families.

 Manning called out Congressman Zinke, a veteran himself, for failing to stand up against Trump’s hateful remarks about the family of Capt. Humayun Khan. Manning served with Khan in Iraq before Khan was killed in action in 2004.

 “As someone who used his rank and privilege to gain public office, [Zinke] should be out there at the forefront to defend the service of anyone who took the pledge for their nation and their family of supporters.” Manning writes. “Congressman Zinke’s preferred candidate would be a horrendous disaster for the military and this country.”

 Yet the Congressman continues to be a surrogate for Trump, a man who cannot be trusted to stand up for our military families on the campaign trail or in the oval office.

 “Congressman Zinke continues to stand with a man who can’t and won’t stand up for our armed forces,” said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party. “Pretty soon, the Congressman is going to be the only one standing up for this out-of-touch, divisive and dangerous Republican presidential candidate.”


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