August 2, 2016

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, August 1st, 2016

 

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Brad Ashford Calls on Donald Bacon to Denounce Attacks on Gold Star Families

 

The families of the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms deserve our unending support. Their sorrow is our sorrow.

Yesterday, Republican leaders like Speaker Ryan and Senator McConnell strongly denounced Donald Trump’s shameful comments about the family of fallen Army Captain Humayun Khan. In response to the GOP presidential nominee’s hateful rhetoric, Donald Bacon refused to condemn Donald Trump and in doing so showed his unwillingness to stand up to his own party when they say and do reprehensible things.

Donald Bacon proved yesterday that he is on the extreme fringe of his own party. A fringe that places party politics ahead of those that serve, our vets, and families of those in uniform.

This goes far beyond politics and comes down to common decency and respect for those that sacrificed so much for us. Brad has shown that he is than more willing to challenge his party when they are wrong, and now he is calling on his opponent to do the same.

 

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