Lamborn received multiple criticisms from fellow GOP members for encouraging military officials to resign in protest. He told them to go out in “a blaze of glory.” U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican from Aurora, said, “As a Marine and combat veteran, I know to keep my politics off the battlefield.” And, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, said: “There is no room for partisan politics when it comes to our men and women in uniform.”
At a small meeting with voters where he said he’s encouraged military officials to resign in protest of policies.
In 2014, Lamborn was rebuked by GOP members of Colorado’s congressional delegation after he suggested that military leaders should resign to protest Obama’s policies. Lamborn also seemed to agree with a questioner who suggested that Obama was part of the Muslim Brotherhood.
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On Sunday night, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican from Aurora, tweeted a link to a story about Lamborn’s comments and said, “As a Marine and combat veteran, I know to keep my politics off the battlefield.” And when asked about the Lamborn’s statement, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, said: “There is no room for partisan politics when it comes to our men and women in uniform.”
The commenter likened President Barack Obama’s administration to the Egyptian political group that held power briefly following the Arab Spring overthrow of Egypt’s president. Lamborn responded:
“You know what, I can’t add anything to that. But do let me reassure you on this: A lot of us are talking to the generals behind the scenes saying, ‘Hey, if you disagree with the policy that the White House has given you, let’s have a resignation. Let’s have a public resignation and state your protest and go out in a blaze of glory.’ And I haven’t seen that very much. I haven’t seen that in years.”
The Gazette, September 29, 2014