War hero blasts Ron Paul's reaction to murder of Navy SEAL
Sgt. Dakota Meyer sounds off
- Duration 4:25
- Date Feb 5, 2013
Sgt. Dakota Meyer sounds off
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There was some quick and angry reaction yesterday over controversy -- comment about the murder of retired navy seal Chris Kyle.
One of the military's most effective snipers killed over the weekend at a Texas gun range.
An Iraq War vet charged with the shooting now -- after the news broke former presidential candidate and onetime congressman Ron Paul -- quote.
Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that he who lives by the sword dies by the -- treating PT SD at a firing range doesn't make sense.
Well -- -- -- -- -- chain reaction of criticism online and all over the place frankly so former congressman Ron Paul took to his own FaceBook page to respond to the outrage she wrote this quote.
As a veteran I certainly recognize that this weekend's violence and killing of Chris -- were a tragic and sad event.
My condolences and prayers go out -- mr.
An unnecessary wars had endless unintended consequences.
A policy of nonviolence as Christ preached would have prevented this and similar tragedies.
One of those still unhappy with the congressman.
Sargent Dakota Meyer a medal of honor recipients -- we all watch that ceremony right here on this broadcast a little bit more than a year ago.
And sir we thank you so much first of all for your service -- selfless to this country but for joining us on the story today as well.
Thank you so much what what is your reaction when you heard about that tweet from the former congressman.
I mean I really -- believe that -- believe that so someone.
Someone that -- represented our country.
A US representative coming out and making a statement like that about someone -- served our country.
I just I couldn't believe I mean he has put all of us -- veterans he's -- law enforcement all in danger I mean.
Coming out saying this it's like justifying it it's like saying it's okay.
Well and it's interesting to -- he's a veteran himself.
I know and then I you know it's it's I completed there was certainly we need to be their support -- the -- -- -- -- -- -- support veterans.
I've seen what these veterans -- sacrificed and done so much and and crystal still over here trying to go out make a difference you still passing on his traits that he learned.
And I tell law enforcement military guys and he was also doing nonprofit work and then we've got to go -- make it different to try to help veterans out.
And what I'm told is that Chris Allen a little birdie tells me you as well do a lot of work with -- reach out with other people that have.
Had similar experiences that's were coming home and those were experiencing a lot of difficult things in transitions back into some kind of normalcy for them.
How important do you think it is that the American people as a whole understand with these men and women have been through.
And give them some respects.
I -- we -- we do we know whether you support the war not you know Chris -- and no other veteran went out made the decision to go to war.
It's you know social don't hold that against them we got to support these troops they're just doing their job just like we all Wear and try to make it home back their families and we get home in other.
These guys we got to help help veterans get jobs there's a huge issue out there out of jobs in America.
All over but you know especially veterans I mean that diet club every tie.
We've got to get these guys' job to keep keep help them out and and with -- our -- -- US chamber of commerce and Toyota you know we're trying to go out and get jobs so.
So maybe Ron Paul maybe we would maybe if you would stop you know don't don't criticize our veterans how about team up with us and help us go out make a difference and get these guys jobs.
Do you think something is changed over the last couple of generations because there was a time when every young man reached a certain age signed up many of them served.
In a multiple conflicts.
Now it's -- -- sort of a different attitude among some people about the military about truly appreciating that.
It's a volunteer.
Army and and it marine and air force tonight an all branches of the -- and this is something you chose to deal.
Do you think people fully respect that.
I think I think -- kind of forgot I think I think we've kind of forgot because you know military guys they'll come over we don't come back and and demand you know the mandate -- you know we we went out we signed up.
To go to go fight for our freedom and -- you know there's a lot of people -- help that the majority doesn't have to do that.
Well medal of honor recipient Dakota -- a lot of folks call you a humble hero.
And we thank you for your service and all of our other men and women out there who have served and continue to serve -- their loved ones to.
I think serve right along with them thank you -- Thank you so much.