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FLASHBACK: Murphy Called Deserter Bowe Bergdahl “An American Hero”

October 16, 2017 By Staff
FLASHBACK: Murphy Called Deserter Bowe Bergdahl “An American Hero”

The junior senator may regret his May 2014 tweet about Bowe Bergdahl, who pled guilty to desertion on Monday.

On Monday, controversial former Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pled guilty to desertion.

CNN reported on Monday morning:

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy via his attorney Monday.

Bergdahl, 31, was charged after he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in June 2009 and was held in captivity by the Taliban until May 2014.

A judge said Bergdhal’s maximum possible punishment would be life in prison, but he has not been sentenced yet.

The Federalist‘s Sean Davis pointed out on Monday that Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called Bergdahl “[a]n American hero” in Mary 2014:

The New York Times noted that President Trump has called Bergdahl a “traitor.”