Mr. President, you pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Dinesh DeSouza, but what about a young Army Lieutenant, Clint Lorance? He did what we sent him into combat to do, and is now serving 19 years in prison.
Bowe Bergdahl deserted, and caused the deaths of several soldiers, and he is walking free. Bradley Manning committed treason by divulging over 700K pieces of classified information — while in a combat zone — he walks free masquerading as a woman.
Sir, you talk a lot about our brave men and women in the US military. As soldiers say, “can you walk the walk?” You mean to tell me, Sir, that Clint Lorance should be locked up in the same prison with Nidal Hasan who gunned down American soldiers, in December of 2009 at Ft. Hood?I do not know why this case has not been resolved, Mr. President. Perhaps you and Secretary Mattis are no different from the Obama administration when it comes to this matter? Click To Tweet
Mr. President, please review the slides below, and know that our US Army withheld exculpatory evidence in the trial of Lieutenant Lorance. I spent two and a half years in Afghanistan, in Kandahar Province 2005-2007. I personally know how dangerous the Zheri District was, and the fact that the Taliban used multiple persons on motorcycles as recon, and scouts of our positions. [Article continues below pictures]
I do not know why this case has not been resolved. Perhaps you and Secretary Mattis are no different from the Obama administration when it comes to this matter? If you want to use Twitter, use it to announce the pardoning of US Army 1LT Clint Lorance, and ensure he gets all duly owed back pay for this gross injustice.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.