Response To Ashford's Demands On Denouncing Attacks On Gold Star Families

Press Release

Date: Aug. 2, 2016

This afternoon, the Ashford Campaign demanded Don Bacon denounce attacks on Gold Star families. Don Bacon issued the following statement in response:

"I have been to 10 homes to inform families of the loss of their loved ones. I have seen the pain, suffering, and cost firsthand. There are few who can truly understand the sacrifice of Gold Star families, for they have given more than most to protect this country. For this, we owe them our heartfelt gratitude and the unconditional support of the nation.

Mr. Trump's comments were inappropriate and unacceptable.

Mrs. Clinton has habitually lied for sixteen months regarding her classified emails and did so again last Sunday. She lacks integrity and Ashford should step down as her Nebraska Presidential Campaign Co-Chair.

Both presidential candidates, as well as Brad Ashford, should focus on critical issues such as our national security and the massive debt crisis and less on personal attacks on each other and their supporters. In my nearly 30 years in the Air Force it was important to make one's point in a civil way, and focus on the key issues at hand."