GOP Ripped For Attacking Admiral William McRaven: ‘The Depths to Which the GOP Will Sink’ for Trump…


The official Republican Party Twitter account knocked retired Admiral William McRaven, who led the US effort to take out al-Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden, for being “critical” of President Donald Trump.

“Worth noting after recent comments: Retired Adm. William McRaven was reportedly on Hillary Clinton’s short list for Vice President in 2016,” the GOP tweeted. “He’s been critical of President @realDonaldTrump— even dating back to the 2016 campaign. He’s hardly a non-political figure.”

The beef between McRaven and Trump began after the former admiral said the president’s attacks against the press are “perhaps the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.” Trump appeared on Fox News Sunday and responded to these comments by criticizing how McRaven handled the hunt for bin Laden and calling him a Hillary Clinton supporter.

McRaven has since responded to Trump in a statement, saying,  “I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else. I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for.”

“I stand by my comment that the President’s attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in my lifetime,” he added. “When you undermine the people’s right to a free press and freedom of speech and expression, then you threaten the Constitution and all for which it stands.”

Media figures, pundits, and other notable Twitter users were quick to slam the GOP for targeting the 37-year SEAL veteran:

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Caleb Ecarma was a reporter at Mediaite. Email him here: Follow him on Twitter here: @calebecarma