Dear VoteVets supporter -
Last week, John Boehner said that Republicans were locked in an “epic battle” to keep the government shutdown going.
The Tea Party Shutdown is not an epic battle — it is bad governance.
Americans and veterans like me depend on our entire government being open.
I filmed a television ad with VoteVets, and it’s on the air starting today. I hope you’ll watch it and contribute to help keep it up.
After receiving General Wesley Clark‘s email last week, I responded with my personal story about how the shutdown impacts my life, while expressing my disgust with the Republican Party’s politicization of the World War II Memorial shortly after the shutdown began.
I served this nation with honor. Today, I can’t say the same thing about most Republicans in Congress.
Thank you for standing up for me,
World War II Veteran
Category Archives: History
In 1958, Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier in addition to first secretary of the Communist Party.
In 1965, the first spacewalk took place as Soviet cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov left his Voskhod 2 capsule and remained outside the spacecraft for twenty minutes, secured by a tether.
In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the United States Senate.
In 1947, President Truman established what became known as the Truman Doctrine to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism.
In 1941, President Roosevelt signed into law the Lend-Lease Bill, providing war supplies to countries fighting the Axis.