While Obama Vacations in New York City, GOP Governors Act to Protect Troops
President Barack Obama took a fundraising vacation to New York City the day after an Islamist terror attack on military offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee killed five servicemen without taking steps to protect the men and women in uniform serving under him.
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) July 18, 2015
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) July 18, 2015
The Pentagon said after the attacks that it would not arm recruiters nor add security guards at recruiting centers. The Marine Corps also reportedly ordered recruiters to not wear their uniforms at work.
In contrast, three Republican governors have taken swift action to protect troops under their command, ordering that they be armed.
UPDATES: Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Republican, on Saturday ordered the arming of Texas National Guard troops. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Republican, ordered the arming of National Guard troops late Friday evening. Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Republican on Saturday ordered the arming of Indiana National Guard troops.
— Matthew Orley (@mattheworley) July 18, 2015
Obama plans to attend a Broadway play Saturday afternoon while Republican governors act to protect troops he has left vulnerable to terrorist attacks.