STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE TEDRA COBB ON THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION TO POLICE AMERICAN CITIES
CANTON—FMR. NYS corrections counselor, healthcare advocate and Democratic Congressional candidate Tedra Cobb joins with NY-21 Veterans in condemnation of the use of 10th Mountain Division soldiers, or any members of the US military to police the streets of American cities. Today, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Fmr. Deputy Under Secretary James Miller each issued statements opposing the president’s dangerous choice to invoke the Insurrection Act.
“Policing American streets isn’t the job these brave men and women signed up to do. This isn’t the service they want to render for this country,” said Cobb. “The 10th Mountain division is the most deployed division in the Army, they fight everyday to secure our freedoms and they are uniquely qualified to carry out that mission. I don’t think they or any members of our military should be policing the streets of American cities. The question is why does Elise Stefanik? We can have law and order without shredding the constitution.”
NY-21 Veterans stand against Trump and Stefanik’s dangerous actions:
Nathaniel Smyth, Veteran, US NAVY, Saratoga
Forrest Studebaker, Veteran, US NAVY, Plattsburgh
Newman Tryon, Veteran, US AIRFORCE, Elizabethtown
“As a retired Military Veteran who served as a First Sergeant during Operation Desert Storm; I am angered and alarmed that the President of the United States thinks he can use our Military as his own personal Army to squash Peaceful Protestors exercising their 1st Amendment Rights. He thinks it makes him look tough, but it actually makes him look weak and desperate. Instead of Leadership, we have an incompetent imposter who is emboldened and enabled by Lawmakers who KNOW he is self-serving. Rep. Stefanik is one of those enablers, and an enthusiastic one at that. Betrayed is how I feel about her.”–Michelle Tolosky, Retired USAF 1st. SGT.
“It is a complete disgrace that our military would be used against American Citizens.” Philip Jackson, Veteran, US NAVY, Elizabethtown