Bannon Attacks Mitt Romney For Draft Dodging: You Hid Behind Your Religion While Soldiers Died In Vietnam

CNBC reports:

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon ripped into one-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his lack of military service during the Vietnam War in response to Romney’s denunciation of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

“By the way, Mitt, while we’re on the subject of Vietnam and honor and integrity, you avoided service, brother,” Bannon told a crowd during a Moore rally in Alabama on Tuesday. “You hid behind your religion. You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam.”

Romney, a devout Mormon, received a deferment from the draft on religious grounds and spent some of the Vietnam War years serving as a missionary in France.

Bannon went on to attack Romney’s family, saying, “You ran for commander in chief, you had five sons, not one day of service in Afghanistan and Iraq. We have 7,000 dead and 52,000 casualties, and where were the Romneys during those wars? You want to talk about honor and integrity, brother, bring it down here to Alabama.”