Duckworth to Demand Senate Hearing on BountyGate
[WASHINGTON, DC] – Combat Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee who served in the Reserve Forces for 23 years, will demand a Senate hearing to get to the bottom of reports that Donald Trump has known for months that Russia secretly offered bounties to militants for the killing of American troops, but has done nothing to protect those troops. The Senator issued the following statement regarding the reports:
“First, Donald Trump encouraged Russia to interfere in our democracy, and they did. Now, Russia is secretly paying militants to kill U.S. troops. Trump has known for months but apparently done nothing to stop them. Meanwhile, he’s helping Russia’s effort to rejoin the G7.
“Donald ‘America First’ Trump is literally placing Russian interests ahead of American lives, and Republicans do nothing. Putting party before country doesn't just empower Trump to continue serving his own interests, it can cost American lives too.
“Our troops deserve to know what the Trump Administration is doing to protect them and why Donald Trump failed to take action in the first place. I will demand a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to get to the bottom of BountyGate.”
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