As we previously reported, Rep Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and 17 other Republicans sent a letter to the Secretary of the Navy over concerns that Eddie Gallagher was not receiving proper access to medical care, his legal team, or even food. President Trump took notice of the situation and tweeted that he will be moved to “less restrictive confinement.” He is currently in confinement at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in California.
In honor of his past service to our Country, Navy Seal #EddieGallagher will soon be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits his day in court. Process should move quickly! @foxandfriends @RepRalphNorman— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2019
“This man spent 20 years of his life, he spent 15 of it as a SEAL, he volunteered to serve this country overseas not once, not twice, but eight times and the least they can do is have him in confinement if they need be and let him have…medical treatment, let him get his proper legal defense team together.”
Rep. Ralph Norman, (R-SC)
Not allowing Gallagher to have proper access to medical care for his Traumatic Brain Injury, or his legal team for proper representation, and even restricting his access to food is completely out of line, no matter the charges against him.
Unfortunately, the media has already prejudiced many who follow mainstream sources. Some of the comments beneath the President’s tweet are disgusting, like one from a co-called doctor who was fired from his job for sexual assault and decided to take a stand against Eddie Gallagher.
“We honor our military service members but when they commit heinous war crimes like stabbing a teenage prisoner of war to death and then taking selfies with the dead body holding the head up by the hair and performing a re-enlistment ceremony with the body, that’s disgusting. ” Dr Eugene Gu
Which is not a reason to violate Navy rules of confinement or destroy the rights of any prisoner. The man’s comment is a product of mainstream media ignorance.
Most commenters after tried to defend Eddie by reminding everyone that Gu is ignorant of the issues. Dana Loesch tried to set people straight by reminding them that the doctor is a creep.
In addition to being uninformed he’s reportedly an abusive creep who was fired by his employer and accused by a woman of sexual assault:https://t.co/1iUkjtipe0https://t.co/rWfk6RXHhJhttps://t.co/2XyWHAZBum— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) March 30, 2019
Immediately thereafter, the conversation went off into the weeds, and irrelevant things became the topics of the day. Typical of Twitter.
Eddie’s trial is set for May 28.
Featured photo: screenshot via NY Post