by Phil Stilton
WASHINGTON, DC-Arizona Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego, a former U.S. Marine Reservist will not be backing fellow Devil Dog and retired Marine Corps General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as the next United States Secretary of Defense.
Gallego said he will vote against Mattis’ required waiver.
“As a fellow Marine, I greatly admire General James Mattis’ dedication and leadership. We all should be incredibly grateful for his many years of service to our nation,” Gallego said. “As a veteran, I believe strongly in the principle of civilian leadership of the military. Current law requires that a military officer be out of active duty for at least seven years before taking the job of defense secretary. I do not believe this long-standing check should be cast aside, and I will oppose a waiver of this rule, even for someone as exceptionally qualified as General Mattis.”
That stance didn’t sit well with his fellow Marines and military veterans who gave the congressman a virtual blanket party on Facebook.
“You’re an embarrassment to the Marines,” said many who visited Gallego’s Facebook page today.
“It’s a weekend warrior disrespecting one of the greatest generals in Marine Corps history,” said David Dudley. “Catch a knife hand to the throat, pussy.”
“This is your last term in the house,” said Rich Baptist. “Get your resume ready, McDonalds probably is going to want to see it.”
“I guess your motto is ‘Semper I’, not ‘Semper Fi’, I’m ashamed to call you a brother,” said Marine Kerry McClanahan.
“You worthless shitbag,” wrote Chad Stanley. “You have no integrity!”
“Every unit had a guy like this,” wrote Marine Mitch Cogburn. “The little bitch that didn’t belong.”
Gallego was called everything from a “fat ass” to “blue falcon”, a code word we use to politely call a fellow Marine who goes against his own a, “Buddy F*&cker”.
“Wish we could take this guy to the tree line,” wrote … of all people… Al Swearengen.
Lace Carmouche bluntly told Gallego, “God you’re a pussy.”