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‘Shut Up and Stand Back’: GOP Rep. Rips WH for Going After Bergdahl Platoon

There have been reports in past weeks that the White House believes all the attacks on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, even from his fellow platoon members, are just “swift boat” attacks and politically motivated. Well, during a hearing on Bergdahl today, Republican Congressman Tom Cotton told the White House to put up or shut up with that accusation.

Cotton said it’s “offensive and insulting’ to him, as an Army veterans, that the White House would justify the “no man left behind” principle because when soldiers made those promises to each other, “we didn’t promise that we would exchange five stone-cold Taliban killers for each other, nor would any soldier want that to happen.

Cotton also had a message for the anonymous White House officials who have been disparaging the men who served alongside Bergdahl.

“Show yourself, speak in your own name, have the courage of your convictions, and if you don’t, shut up and stand back and thank these men for their service.”

Watch the video below, via C-SPAN 3:

[h/t The Blaze]
[image via screengrab]

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