The Associated Press reports:
Campaigning for a northwestern Ohio congressional seat, Republican J.R. Majewski presents himself as an Air Force combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, once describing “tough” conditions including a lack of running water that forced him to go more than 40 days without a shower.
Military documents obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request tell a different story. They indicate Majewski never deployed to Afghanistan but instead completed a six-month stint helping to load planes at an air base in Qatar, a longtime U.S. ally that is a safe distance from the fighting.
Majewski’s account of his time in the military is just one aspect of his biography that is suspect. His post-military career has been defined by exaggerations, conspiracy theories, talk of violent action against the U.S. government and occasional financial duress.
🚨NEW: @JRMajewski LIED about his military service.
He lied about deploying to Afghanistan.
He lied about being a combat veteran.https://t.co/atSVIs5C25
— Nebe Betre (@nebetre) September 21, 2022
As if his “Let’s Go Brandon” hip-hop video wasn’t bad enough, it turns out MAGA House candidate JR Majewski has been lying about having fought in Afghanistan.https://t.co/x4WU9mivoL
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) September 21, 2022
The AP reported on these remarks in its article: Here’s video of J.R. Majewski claiming he served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and then saying, “I don’t like talking about my military experience.” pic.twitter.com/glmlqFmfMW
— Eric Hananoki (@ehananoki) September 21, 2022
NEW: In a since-removed video, GOP House candidate J.R. Majewski repeatedly called for the SECESSION from the United States of red states following Trump’s loss in the 2020 election.
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) May 20, 2022
— CNN (@CNN) May 9, 2022
Majewski: I’m going to turn that green new deal brown like the turd it is pic.twitter.com/m4MWzRAeeV
— Acyn (@Acyn) September 17, 2022