Ysterday Arizona state Rep. Linda Lopez was on FOX News and blamed tea partiers for the attack at the Safeway. Of course, she had no evidence of this. Rep. Lopez also suggested that Loughner was an Afghan veteran.
Today, veterans are demanding that Lopez apologize for her hateful rhetoric.
Big Journalism reported:
While listening and watching all of the activity and coverage of this horrific event, one thing has become even more clear- the MFM has come unglued on the Right, on Veterans, and on grass roots organizations. This vitriol has GOT to stop, in both directions. But blaming Veterans just because it involved a gun is over the top. Especially for someone who should know better than to spread rumors.
The topper statement is from State Congressional Representative Linda Lopez, who is about as far-Left as you can get. Not that that’s a particular issue, but, given her next statement, we’ve got a HUGE problem …
”the shooter is likely, from what I’ve heard, an Afghan vet..”
During an interview with Shep Smith (please, do NOT get me started on him) she made these statements- you can hear them about 5 minutes into the interview.
Ms Lopez, on behalf of ALL veterans, and especially the Afghanistan veterans you have repeatedly defaced, I would like to ask this-
WE DEMAND AN APOLOGY
Your demented, irrational view of veterans shows in this despicable statement. You have, as most do on the extreme Left and within the MFM, caused irreparable damage to veterans everywhere- not just those in Arizona. You do a complete disservice to us, to your country, and to your state by repeatedly asserting that there was a likelyhood he was an Afghanistan veteran.
Granted, in the heat of the moment, things can be said that are ‘caustic’, but this goes beyond anything that was said all day (EXCEPT that Rep. Giffords was ‘dead’) and does a greater disservice to your party.
If you are not willing to issue a retraction, and apology, then I am asking those in Arizona to look at censuring and/or recalling someone who would put forth such discpicable accusations without cause nor merit.
All of you Brietbart readers, please feel free to contact Congresswoman Lopez at the following:
House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington, Room 321
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Fax Number: (602) 417-3029
Phone Number: (602) 926-4089 or 1-800-352-8404