Nevada Senate candidate and Congressman Joe Heck is a decorated Brigadier General in the U.S. Army Reserves who was called to active duty three times, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Senator Harry Reid, known for spewing out jaw-dropping gaffes, said last night at the “Battle Born/Battleground” Dinner in Las Vegas that Gen. Heck “has been a detriment to our country.”
Reid, who led Senate Democrats in filibustering funding for our military while Americans were in harms way, actually accused a combat veteran with three tours of duty of being a “detriment to this country.”
While Hillary Clinton and Heck’s opponent Catherine Cortez-Masto were also in attendance, neither has denounced Reid’s appalling and extreme statement.
“Just when you thought Harry Reid couldn’t say anything more offensive, he goes an insults all veterans by claiming that decorated combat veteran and Brigadier General Joe Heck ‘has been a detriment to our country.’ The fact is, Joe Heck did more for this country in a single minute of his deployment to Iraq than Harry Reid has in his fifty year political career.”– Senate Leadership Fund Spokesman, Ian Prior