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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz Statement on President Trump's Comments concerning Fallen Navy SEAL

Feb 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Tim Walz (MN-01) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s comments in an interview today concerning the loss of Navy SEAL and Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens in a mission last month in Yemen:

“When one of our brave men and women in uniform makes the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom and democracy, we – the United States of America – all lose an American hero.

Today, in an interview regarding last month’s mission in Yemen, President Trump failed to take responsibility for the death of Navy SEAL and Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, who lost his life courageously wearing this nation’s uniform. His comments are unacceptable. President Trump has clearly failed to understand his responsibility as this nation’s Commander-in-Chief. He ordered the mission, and the responsibility is his alone."