The Republican Party has always prided itself on its support and promotion of the military, and their “waving of the American flag” patriotism.
66 members of the party in Congress, as compared to 30 Democrats, have served in the military
So why is it there is not a peep from Republicans in Congress to the revelations about Donald Trump’s comments about his true feelings on the military, that they are a bunch of “losers” and “suckers”?
And even more so, why is it that those Republicans in Congress who have served in the military themselves are staying silent?
And most particularly, what about those Republicans in the House who are required to run for office every two years, and those Senators who are facing election in the six year cycle?
So regarding the better known, more newsworthy Senators who face election, 8 in total:
Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
Tom Cotton of Arkansas
James Inhofe of Oklahoma
Joni Ernst of Iowa
Martha McSally of Arizona
Dan Sullivan of Alaska
Roger Marshall, Congressman and Senate candidate from Kansas
And also the following 3 Republican Senators who do not face election this fall:
Rick Scott of Florida
Roger Wicker of Mississippi
Todd Young of Indiana
And also, among the many Republican House members, why is Greg Pence of Indiana, brother of Vice President Mike Pence, staying silent?
And why is Vice President Mike Pence, whose son is in the military, not speaking up?