Rep. McCarthy Shortchanges America’s Troops

This article is cross-posted at www.FRANKSCATURRO.com

Last week, Carolyn McCarthy wrote a letter addressing the court-martial of three U.S. Navy SEALs who allegedly punched a terrorist.

The lack of knowledge about our troops, or of willingness to defend them, is disturbing.

In the letter, Rep. McCarthy not only fails to defend the SEALs against the overblown charges; she does not seem to know that they had already been cleared of all charges!

Rep. McCarthy on June 16, 2010: “As you know, the three SEALs maintain their innocence and want their names cleared in a court-martial. Their case will go before a special court-martial scheduled to begin in January. If convicted, the SEALs risk demotion and prison time of up to one year.

Coming on the heels of her concern for the Gaza blockade runners and disregard of Israel’s justified response, Carolyn McCarthy now cannot bring herself to acknowledge that three U.S. Navy SEALs have won their case against unfair charges. If our elected representatives do not show more support for our combat troops, how can we expect them to feel they have the proper support from their country?”

Credit to Brian Faughnan for addressing this issue and defending our troops.

Frank Scaturro is the leading candidate for the United States House of Representatives in New York’s 4thCongressional District. He has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Hofstra Law School, and Counsel for the Constitution on the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2005 to 2009.