US Army Veteran: Stop politicizing the Military!

David Weissman, U.S. Army, Veteran, Soldier
David Weissman, U.S. Army, Veteran, Soldier

Tuesday evening, Rep. Frederica Wilson, a Democrat Congresswoman from Florida, said to the media, that her constituent, Myeshia Johnson, had a call from President Trump in regards to the loss of her husband SGT La David Johnson, who was killed in Niger 2 weeks ago. Here is an excerpt from the Daily Wire that shows the audacity this Congresswoman has politicizing the Military to take down the President.

In an interview with CNN Tuesday night, the Democratic congresswoman said of Trump’s comment about Sgt. Johnson: “Basically he said, ‘Well, I guess he knew what he signed up for. But I guess it still hurt.’ That’s what he said.” When asked by ABC Miami affiliate WPLG if she was sure that is what she heard Trump say, Wilson responded, “Yeah, he said that. To me that is something that you can say in a conversation, but you shouldn’t say that to a grieving widow. And everyone knows when you go to war, you could possibly not come back alive. But you don’t remind a grieving widow of that. That’s so insensitive.”

I am truly getting sick and tired of Democrats going out of their way to politicize the United States Military.

Their hatred for President Trump has reached a new low for a sound bite that more than likely did not happen. President Trump loves America, including the men and women who served. This new low shows their unhinged behavior.

Every service member is aware of the dangers when they volunteer to join and are expected to deploy at any moment.  I was aware and deployed to Afghanistan. Twice. Both were year-long deployments. Both times in the south of Afghanistan where combat was thick, and was under attack often with rockets and small arms fire. Spouses are also aware. That is why it is called the ultimate sacrifice when a Soldier is killed in combat, because we willingly join knowing that could happen to us.

Even if the President said something similar, he is right. I am sure he was referring to the fact that this Military Service member knew that this could happen to him and was showing the Military wife much respect for her husband who lost his life in Niger.

Democrats, I am really getting tired of your games. Stop using the Military and Veterans to take down our beloved Commander in Chief who is doing more than any Democrats in office have done. Leave our men and women who selflessly serve so you have the freedoms that you have now out of your political games. They deserve so much more than that.

David Weissman was born in Queens, NY and served 13 years in the U.S. Army as a chaplain assistant, including two deployments to Afghanistan. Upon being honorably discharged he made the Jewish right of return (Aliyah) and moved to the city of Ashkelon in Israel where he experienced the war with Hamas in the summer of 2014. David is now a freelance writer living in the city of Efrat in the Jerusalem district.