22 minutes ago.
Today my opponent, behind in the polls and desperate, launched a false tv ad attempting to smear my military record. I stand by the actions I took to protect the lives of my men in Iraq in 2003. I did not face a court martial. I paid a small fine for breaking rules in an effort to save the lives of my soldiers. I have an honorable discharge certificate as a Lieutenant Colonel and I voluntarily submitted my retirement paperwork upon redeploying from Iraq...something that Patrick Murphy has never done. If put in that situation, it is obvious that Patrick Murphy would not risk his life or endanger his career for those he was entrusted to lead. What kind of man believes he can equate or somehow excuse his drunken brawling and a verbal assault on a police officer by attempting to smear a combat veteran who retired honorably after 22 years of service? Patrick Murphy
He could say what he wants but he was admonished by the USMJ very severely for his actions and he's very lucky he was not court martialed or he would have done 11 years and gotten a dismissal (dishonorable discharge for officers).
He not only attacked a civilian...but a civilian police officer that was on our side who was beaten severely. His argument about protecting soldier is bullshit in my opinion but that's for Florida to decide. Personally, he should thank God that he didn't get court martialed and got off very lightly.
Allen West opened himself up with the attack with that ad that had nothing to do with the campaign whatsoever. BTW, those charges against Patrick Murphy were actually dismissed and quite frankly, I don't see anything unusual about a kid drinking while they are in college. West needs to grow some balls and run a cleaner campaign