Deafening Silence from Isakson & Perdue on Trump’s Latest Veterans Attacks

August 3, 2016

Atlanta, GA – Donald Trump has disrespected our veterans once again, and Georgia Republican Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue have yet to condemn the offensive attacks.

From the AJC:

Donald Trump’s extraordinary refusal to endorse two of his own party’s leaders and his belittling of the Muslim family of a slain U.S. soldier has led some influential Republican officials to break with him. But in Georgia, his controversial remarks have been met with a wall of silence from most of his highest-profile supporters.

…Consider the statement from U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who is seeking a third term in November, on whether he stands by Trump’s criticism of Khizr Khan, the father of the U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq in 2004. Isakson extolled the younger Khan’s “ultimate sacrifice” — but made no mention of Trump.

“For decades, Donald Trump has disrespected veterans and our families either through shocking comments or predatory schemes. Georgia’s top Republicans should stand up and disavow this latest disgraceful attack on the Khan family. The GOP’s silence on this issue is an insult to those who have fought for our country. Georgia deserves a leader who will keep our country safe and give veterans and our families the respect they deserve—not a rabble-rouser who uses inflammatory remarks to divide us.” –Jon Keen, Chair of the DPG Veterans and Military Families Caucus

Jon Keen grew up in an Army family. He served on active duty as an Army infantry officer, leading paratroopers in combat during two tours in Afghanistan. Keen serves as chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia’s Veterans and Military Families Caucus and a member of the Truman National Security Project.


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