Question to Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) and staffers Rob and Ashley Adkerson, Ashleigh Padgett, and Brandon Cockerham:
Donald Trump, the leading Republican Presidential candidate you so admire, has called for the execution of former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Milley. Milley played a role in another incident in which Trump insulted American servicemen. In 2019, Milley had former Army Capt. Luis Avila sing at the ceremony welcoming Milley on board as C/JCOS. Avila had lost one leg when an explosive device went off in Afghanistan, and he also had suffered heart attacks, strokes, and brain damage due to his service. Avila was in a wheelchair, and the physical toll of his injuries were plain to see.
President Donald Trump reportedly said to Milley: “Why do you bring people like that here? No one wants to see that.” He told Milley not to invite Avila to any other events. (Milley, God bless him, invited Avila to sing at his recent retirement party.)
These events are part of a broader pattern in which he has referred to Americans who died in war as “suckers” and “losers.” According to a report by Atlantic Magazine in 2020, on a European visit in 2018, Trump canceled a visit to an American Cemetery near Paris. He blamed rain, but he cancelled “because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day.” In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.
Please, Rep. Loudermilk, explain to your constituents how you and your staffers not only support this man for President of the United States, but practically worship him as a demigod. Same Trump who has also effusively praised the dictatorial thugs Putin and Kim Jong-un.
What is wrong with you people? When did you lose your moral conscience? Or, did you just never have one?