Today, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing about the swap of five Taliban commanders from Gitmo in return for suspected deserter Bowe Bergdahl.

Rep. Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican and Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, lit into “anonymous” White House sources who have attempted to discredit Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon mates.

Here’s video of Rep. Cotton followed by a partial transcript:

Partial transcript:

Rep. Cotton: Finally, I want to say something to the anonymous sources in the president’s administration who are disparaging the service of Second Platoon and Blackfoot Company. Show yourself, speak in your own name, have the courage of your convictions. And if you don’t, shut up, and stand back and thank these men for their service.

So true.

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