Murphy Adviser Announces Disgraceful Smear Campaign
Murphy Campaign Plans to Smear Allen West’s Military Service to Distract from Murphy’s Reprehensible Behavior
Stuart, FL – Today West for Congress released the following statement in response to Patrick Murphy’s campaign announced plans to smear Allen West for putting his solders’ safety above all else as a combat leader in Iraq:
“Desperate and trailing 52% to 41% in the polls, today Patrick Murphy’s campaign telegraphed their plan–a plan they’ve had all along–to smear Allen West’s military record and attack him for trying to protect the lives of his soldiers while in Iraq in 2003,” said West Campaign Manager Tim Edson.
Murphy’s campaign disclosed their plans to smear Allen West’s military service to Roll Call:
“Allen West is now opening up what his military record was in 2003,” said Eric Johnson, a senior adviser to Murphy’s campaign. “In 2003, he was criminally charged by the military with assault and for violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice and was subsequently kicked out of the military.”
Of course, as Roll Call points out:
“West actually resigned from the military with full benefits…”
“Having been cut loose by the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, Patrick Murphy and his advisers have apparently gone off the rails and are even now ignoring the DCCC talking points they have so dutifully repeated for the past 18 months. The DCCC warns on the website they created to share their false attacks with the left-wing Super PACs keeping Murphy’s disastrous campaign on life support that ‘Attacks on Allen West’s military record are not effective,'” Edson said.
If Patrick Murphy wants to attack Allen West for defending the lives of his soldiers, bring it on. The voters understand the difference between a combating leader trying to protect the lives of his soldiers, and a spoiled brat like Patrick Murphy fighting in a South Beach nightclub, carrying stolen property, refusing to pay a cab driver, verbally assaulting a police officer, falsely complaining he was mistreated by the police and then using his family’s influence to get out of trouble. Patrick Murphy is a disgrace. Patrick Murphy is not fit for office.”