Newt Gingrich: We Shouldn’t Let War Crimes Ruin The Career Of Somebody Dedicated To Defending America

“Here’s a guy who dedicated his entire life to defending his country, who represented one of the most elite units we have. Let’s say he made a mistake.

“The question the president is saying is, is that a big enough mistake to take away his symbol — the trident — of being a SEAL, and in effect have him retire in dishonor — which it would have been among his colleagues.

“Or, can we overlook this one thing, because this guy gave us years of very hard service in very dangerous places?

“The president comes down in favor of — you know, the president wanted favors the morale of the warfighter over the morale of the bureaucrat. It’s a very straightforward question.” – Newt Gingrich, on Fox News today.