In response to Senator Portman’s new statement that he trusts Donald Trump with the use of nuclear weapons, veteran and former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Tim Hagan issued the following statement:
“As someone who has served in the NATO forces in Europe, I am appalled that Senator Portman feels comfortable turning over the awesome and destructive force of nuclear weapons to Donald Trump. This admission is a shocking demonstration of Senator Portman’s character, values and the kind of leader he is: Senator Portman is willing to prioritize his own cowardly political calculations over America’s safety. If Portman will not stand up to Trump, we cannot trust him to stand up for Ohio in the Senate.”
Last week, Strickland joined veterans at events across Ohio to reiterate his call for Senator Portman to retract his endorsement of Trump following Trump’s attacks on the Gold Star Khan family, his disparaging remarks about the Purple Heart and his attacks on prisoners of war and veterans.