Duncan Hunter on Effort To Pardon Clint Lorance: Obama ‘Gave More Rights’ to Afghan Bad Guys than Our Own Military

‘But what President Trump needs to do is look at this case and realize that Clint acted the way he was trained and it’s combat’

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HUNTER: "It’s pretty simple he replaced a platoon commander blown up by motorcycle improvised explosive device so two weeks later him and his guys are on patrol and they see motorcycle guys, military-aged males like 20 year old guys coming at him on a motorcycle and he orders his platoon to shot and they shoot, kills two of them and he gets in another altercation on the same day kills another guy on a motorcycle. All these guys got traced back to having explosives around them and on them but the army prosecutors missed that part in court and Clint got 20 years in jail for doing the right thing and here is what we’ve done. Under the Obama Administration we gave more rights to the Afghan bad guys than we gave our own military and hopefully that has changed under president Trump, but what President Trump needs to do is look at this case and realize that Clint acted the way he was trained and it’s combat, so don’t treat them like they’re policemen on the, you know, streets of San Diego. Treat Clint like he’s in combat and even if these guys were bad guys, or were not bad guys, I don’t care there either. You have a U.S. American personnel in combat, in theatre, taking fire, people getting killed we have to give them the benefit of the doubt that they made the right decision not second guess them from back here with lawyers in the Pentagon. It’s better that Clint killed them than they killed him."

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