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Moulton draws contrast between President George W. Bush and President Donald J. Trump
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s failure to accept responsibility as Commander in Chief for the raid in Yemen that cost the life of a U.S. service member.
“President Trump is our Commander in Chief now, and he approved the raid in Yemen that cost the life of one of our American service members. We have no higher responsibility than to protect our nation and our troops, and that’s why I led other members of the Armed Services Committee in requesting a briefing on this operation.
“Instead of accepting responsibility for an operation he approved, President Trump cowardly blamed our military generals for Petty Officer Ryan Owens’ death. That’s cowardice not leadership.
“In the Marines, I was responsible for everything my platoon did or failed to do. I served under President George W. Bush. I didn’t vote for him, I didn’t agree with his War in Iraq, but I respect that he always took responsibility as our Commander in Chief. That’s what real leaders do.
“We owe our American troops the commitment to lead with courage and responsibility. President Trump obviously has no idea what real leadership or sacrifice means.”
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