With Election Day lower than six weeks away and polls in lots of battleground states tightening, a bipartisan group of 489 former nationwide safety officers revealed a signed, open letter Thursday asserting they’ve endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks throughout a information convention within the briefing room of the White Home … [+] on September 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump fielded questions on a coronavirus vaccine and the newest developments within the Breonna Taylor case amongst different subjects. (Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Getty Pictures)
The record of almost 500 signatories contains retired generals, admirals, senior noncommissioned officers, ambassadors and senior civilian nationwide safety leaders.
“We are former public servants who have devoted our careers, and in many cases, risked our lives, for the United States. We are Republicans, Democrats and Independents. We love our country,” the letter reads. “Unfortunately, we also fear for it.”
The letter is signed by 22 retired four-star army officers (together with Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear and Adm. Harry Ulrich), in addition to retired Air Drive Gen. Paul Selva, who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs underneath President Donald Trump till stepping down in 2019.
The group, Nationwide Safety Leaders for Biden, mentioned that Trump “has demonstrated he is not equal to the enormous responsibilities of his office; he cannot rise to meet challenges large or small.”
The letter provides, “Thanks to his disdainful attitude and his failures, our allies no longer trust or respect us, and our enemies no longer fear us.”
Final week, 235 retired U.S. army leaders revealed an open letter supporting President Trump in what they described as arguably “the most important election since our country was founded.”
A report revealed in The Atlantic earlier this month claimed, citing 4 senior staffers, that President Trump refused to go to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018 as a result of he regarded the useless World Conflict I veterans as “suckers” and “losers.” “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers,” Trump reportedly mentioned. The president and White Home have referred to as The Atlantic “fake news” and a “total lie.” Whereas campaigning for president in 2015, Trump referred to as the late John McCain a “loser.” “I like people who weren’t captured,” Trump declared.
“While some of us may have different opinions on particular policy matters, we trust Joe Biden’s positions are rooted in sound judgment, thorough understanding and fundamental values,” National Security Leaders for Biden wrote in their letter. “We know Joe Biden has the experience and wisdom necessary to navigate America through a painful time.”
In early September, Biden was endorsed by a bunch referred to as “Republicans and Independents for Biden,” which consists of almost 100 former lawmakers, together with former Republican governors from Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts. The group is headed by former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R), who said that its “sole mission is to defeat Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden the next President of the United States.”
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