On a day reserved for the remembrance of first responders and victims of the 9/11 attacks, many of whom also lost their life…
A day where American servicemen and women are thanked for their service in two wars that followed those attacks…
The man who is one heartbeat away from the helm of state government here in Tennessee had this to say.
Its unfortunate that a political leader would use such a solemn occasion to launch a petty and misguided political attack.
In response, Tennessee House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh issued the following:
“September 11th is a day when all Americans come together to remember a solemn occasion in our history. Instead of honoring those who gave their lives 12 years ago, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey decided to take the low-road and accuse our Commander-in-Chief of allying with the very terrorist who attacked our country.
“This divisive rhetoric dishonors the memory of those who died on this day. It is insulting to our President, to Senator Corker who shares the President’s position, to all Americans no matter their position on Syria and to the memory of those we’ve lost. Lt. Governor Ramsey is either grossly misinformed or he has decided to be a partisan, instead of a patriot. He should apologize immediately.”
Not to be outdone, the Chair of the TNDP also made a statement, as reported by Michael Cass of the Tennessean:
“”Speaker Ramsey should fire whoever wrote such an outrageous, dishonest, misleading, incendiary, unpatriotic and dangerous attack on our nation’s president and on Republican leaders like Senators Corker and McCain and House Speaker Boehner and even the military leaders working with them,” Herron said in a statement. “Many of us are unsure about how to proceed in Syria, but whoever wrote that tweet dishonors the victims of 9/11 and our military men and women who are doing all they can to stop more children and parents from being gassed and killed.”
He should fire someone? That’s where that tweet leads you? Holy Mackerel!
Kind of a weird thing to say in the same week three staffers announced their exit from the party offices.
In any case, Lt. Gov. Ramsey’s statement is shameful. It touches on all the things that make people’s ears bleed when they think too much about politics, and go down a road that is unnecessarily divisive on such a day as today.
Kudos to House Minority Leader Fitzhugh for calling Speaker Ramsey out.
As for the TNDP statement…