A staffer at the WIOX radio station in New York sent some inexplicably ill-mannered emails to Rep. Chris Gibson, telling him to “find a job like the rest of us and not live off the taxpayers’ money as he has done his whole life.” Perhaps the employee should have done his homework, because as it turns out, Gibson is a former Army colonel with four combat tours under his belt.
Rep. Chris Gibson is a former Army colonel.
WIOX’s parent station, WSKG, issued this statement regarding their employee’s regrettable behavior:
“On October 1st, 2014, WSKG became aware through media reports of an email sent to the Gibson Campaign from a WIOX email address containing a personal attack. On October 2nd, immediately upon identification, the individual suspected of writing the email was suspended, pending a complete investigation. We have apologized to Congressman Gibson through his office and the responsible party will be terminated. Although free dialogue and lively debate is an important part of our political culture, these statements clearly went beyond what is acceptable in the political arena and crossed over into the personal. For the attacks leveled against Congressman Gibson and his honorable service to the country, we again apologize.”
As Young Conservatives pointed out, veterans have been slapped in the face enough times by the Obama Administration. The rest of us would do well to show them some respect. Do you think whoever sent those disgusting emails got what was rightfully coming to them? Sound off in the comments section!