Is there no limit to how low this cockroach will sink?
Seven Marines were killed during a training exercise in Hawthorne, Nevada. How did our illustrious Senate Majority Leader choose to honor them? By using them as political pawns, of course:
Transcript via Real Clear Politics:
As I indicated, it was quite a big explosion. We’ll follow this news very closely. I will do whatever I can going forward to support the United States military and the families of the fallen Marines.
Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important. But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way sequester was written. Now, the bill that’s on the floor, we hope to pass today helps that a little bit. At least in the next six months, it allows the military some degree of ability to move things around a little bit. Flexibility, we call it, and that’s good. But we have to be very vigilant. This sequester should go away. We have cut already huge amounts of money in deficit reduction. It’s just not appropriate, Mr. President, that our military can’t train and do the maintenance necessary.
These men and women, our Marines were training there in Hawthorne. And with this sequester, it’s going to cut back. I just hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. They are significant, being away from home, away from families, away from their country.
Twitterers are rightly disgusted:
Harry Reid: "we don't know what happened….but sequester." What a dick.
— Christine (@cmdeb) March 19, 2013
— RBe (@RBPundit) March 19, 2013
— Heidi Cady (@hgcady) March 19, 2013
@RBPundit Pissant>Harry Reid
— Carole Gilman (@CaroleGilman) March 19, 2013
— FlyFisher_AKY (@FlyFisher_AKY) March 19, 2013
— Elis Benn (@ebenn0109) March 19, 2013
According to NewsBusters, NBC military correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reported this afternoon that a Marine official “considers this nothing but pure political posturing on the backs of these dead Marines.”
Piers Morgan must be thrilled that he’s finally found his perfect grave-dancing partner.
What a disgrace.
Video of Miklaszewski’s report is available here.