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CNN’s Mary Katharine Ham: I’m Bothered By Suggestion That Ryan Owens’ Widow Was ‘Only a Political Prop’

Towards the end of today’s broadcast of CNN’s Inside Politics, CNN contributor Mary Katharine Ham spoke out against anyone who is criticizing Carryn Owens, widow of Navy SEAL William ‘Ryan’ Owens, and her decision to attend last night’s presidential address.

“I don’t know Mrs. Owens but I was bothered by the suggestion that she was only a political prop,” Ham stated. “That she was only exploited.”

The Federalist writer went on to mention how she was widowed herself recently — pointing out her husband wasn’t military, but she was left with two young children — and that Carryn Owens knew what would occur in that moment. Essentially, that her deceased husband would get hailed as a hero and the whole country would know his name going forward.

“So I don’t want to take that away from her when we discuss this,” she noted. “Yes, it’s a Washington event, but let ourselves have that moment, let yourself have that moment because it was really human, whether or not there were politicians involved. It was beautiful.”

This comes on the heels of a series of tweets Ham sent out following the address, where she took umbrage with those saying Carryn Owens was exploited.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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