Monday, May 02, 2011

Scott Brown Being Sent to Afghanistan

This would be highly unusual for a sitting United States Senator to be deployed to a war zone if indeed that is the purpose.
Senator Scott Brown said this morning that he is being sent to Afghanistan, but the member of the Massachusetts National Guard would not say if he is being formally deployed.

“I will put out a statement later about my involvement," Brown told The Boston Globe during a brief telephone interview. "I’m going to be going over at some point to do some missions.”

Asked if he were being deployed, the Army lieutenant colonel said, "I didn't say that."

Brown was elected to the US Senate in January 2010 to replace the late Edward M. Kennedy. The Republican is up for reelection next year, when he will be seeking his first full six-year term.
H/T Spitfire Murphy.

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