Monday, December 05, 2005
Boccieri says Schmidt insults all veterans
From the Daily Times story on the news conference about Lamar refusing to put up billboard in the Portsmouth area:
Ohio Rep. John Boccieri, D-Youngstown, said Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland, insulted all veterans last month during a Congressional debate over the Iraqi War.
“When you call one veteran a coward, you call every veteran a coward,” he said on Sunday in front of Schmidt's Chillicothe Street office. “I was personally offended by that remark, and I don't think there was enough of an apology. I have a message for Jean Schmidt - you're not sending the right message to the troops.”
Boccieri returned from his fourth tour of duty in Iraq in September. He is a C-130 pilot with the Air Force Reserve.