If there is one thing that generally brings this country together, it is an attack against our troops in war zones that results in deaths.
That happened again this week, only the country is now uniting against White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, whose initial comments on the deaths sparked national outrage over the lack of respect she has for those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
- KJP comments on strikes
- Response to comments
The death of service members is never anything to be taken lightly, and that is especially the case when those deaths occur in war zones at the hands of the enemy. One would think that Jean-Pierre had comments memorized and ready to go for her interview, but that was clearly not the case.
Jean-Pierre was trying to be somber, but her struggles to properly acknowledge the deaths of our troops were horrifying and insulting. She stated:
“Our deepest, obviously our deepest condolences go out, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the families who lost, uh, three, three brave, uh, three brave, uh, three brave, three folks who are military folks, who are brave, who are always fighting, who are fighting on behalf of, uh, this administration, of the American people, obviously more so, more importantly.”
People on both sides of the aisle were unhappy with KJP’s comments, but the right really went after her, smelling blood in the water. This was pretty typical of the comments we saw on social media after Jean-Pierre’s horrific gaffe…
Say what you will about this word salad, but the idea that anyone in the military is fighting on behalf of any administration is precisely what is wrong with the DC ruling class.
— Jeremy Redfern (@JeremyRedfernFL) January 29, 2024
Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) added:
“Our service members swear an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States. They are not fighting ‘on behalf of’ the Biden team. This is incredibly disrespectful.”
The three service members who were killed in the attack have since been identified as: Specialist Kennedy Sanders, 24 of Waycross, Ga.; Sgt. William Rivers, 46, of Carrollton, Ga.; and Specialist Breonna Moffett, 23, of Savannah, Ga.
It is unfathomable to me that the thought had even entered KJP’s head that our troops were putting their lives on the line for this administration. Service members do not sign up to defend an administration. They take an oath to protect this country against all foreign and domestic enemies and defend our Constitution.
KJP simply calling them military “folks” is beyond disrespectful, not to mention it is the horrific foreign policy of this administration that has led to the deaths of these service members and many more (for starters, look at the 13 deaths in Afghanistan that never should have happened).
Our military is a prop for Joe Biden and this administration, nothing more. When push came to shove, it was Biden who wanted to give a dishonorable discharge to military members who did not want to take the vaccine. Then Biden dishes out some food over the holidays, and we are supposed to pretend that Biden loves and respects our military when it seems clear to most that is far from the case.
You want to show respect for their sacrifice? Let’s see if Joe Biden shows up at their services or arrival from overseas. Say what you want about Trump, but Trump regularly faced these families and thanked them for their sacrifice. Let’s see if Biden does the courtesy of showing them the same respect.