Fiorina Stands by Claim Ex-General Keane Was Pushed Out by Obama (Which Keane Refuted)

fiorinaCarly Fiorina today stood by her debate claim about a general she said was pushed out by President Obama, even though that general did not serve in this administration.

She railed against how the current president has ignored advice from top generals, saying she would “bring back the warrior class.”

Fiorina said, “Petraeus, McCrystal, Mattis, Keane, Flynn, every single one of these generals I know, every one was retired early because they told President Obama things that he didn’t want to hear.”

Now, General David Petraeus left for other reasons, but another issue in what she said was with the mention of Jack Keane, a former Army general and current Fox News analyst.

On Fox Business this morning, Keane told Stu Varney what Fiorina said was inaccurate since he served under George W. Bush, not Obama.

And yet Fiorina is standing by her claim. According to ABC News, this is what she told reporters today:

“No, I didn’t misspeak,” Fiorina told reporters today. “He has been someone of great experience who has been highly critical of the way this administration has not taken threats seriously and unfortunately he hasn’t been listened to and I would listen to him.”

Watch Fiorina’s original claim, followed by Keane’s response, above, via CNN and Fox Business Network.

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