October 6, 2020 Uncategorized

ELISE STEFANIK DID NOTHING

IN NEW AD, NORTH COUNTRY VETERANS REACT TO STEFANIK AND TRUMP’S FAILING RECORD OF STANDING UP FOR OUR TROOPS


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Press@tedracobb.com

CANTON—Tuesday, former volunteer firefighter, healthcare advocate, and Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb released a new ad titled ‘Did Nothing.’ 

The ad highlights Elise Stefanik’s failure to protect American troops from increased Russian aggression and  to do one of the most basic acts required of her: to show up at Intelligence Committee hearings.

“It’s been months since we learned that Russia offered the Taliban bounties for the lives of US troops in Afghanistan,” said Cobb. “In that time, Elise Stefanik stopped showing up for Intelligence Committee meetings, leaving Fort Drum soldiers without representation on important matters of national security.”

New York’s 21st district is home to Fort Drum and has the highest number of veterans per capita of any congressional district in the country. Stefanik sits on the Armed Services and Intelligence Committees and chairs the Emerging Threats Subcommittee – making her silence in the face of threats to our troops that much more shameful. In the ad, four North Country veterans express their disgust with Stefanik for putting her political ambitions and her party over the safety of the men and women who wear the uniform, calling her actions “shameful”, “cowardice” and “un-American.”

“Our troops, their families, and the men and women who served our country deserve respect,” said Cobb. “This is the very least that we can offer them. If Elise Stefanik won’t stand up and protect our heroes, I will.”

Transcript: 

Michelle Tolosky, US Air Force, Retired: “I stood up for my country, but Elise Stefanik won’t stand up for me.”

Tony Goodwin, US Army, Retired: “Trump disrespects our service and Elise doesn’t say a thing.”

Tom Schaffer, US Army, Retired: “That’s shameful.” 

Tes Moulton, US Air Force, Retired: “Russian bounties on American troops.”

Tom Schaffer, US Army, Retired: “Stefanik and Trump did nothing.

Tony Goodwin, US Army, Retired: “That’s cowardice.”

Michelle Tolosky, US Air Force, Retired: “Stefanik parties at Trump rallies.” 

Tom Schaffer, US Army, Retired: “But skips intelligence briefings. 

Michelle Tolosky, US Air Force, Retired: “I did my job for my country, she should do hers.” 

Tes Moulton, US Air Force, Retired: “I served with honor.”

Tony Goodwin, US Army, Retired: “Stefanik only serves her own political ambitions.”

Tes Moulton, US Air Force, Retired: “That’s un-American.”

 

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