NRCC Withdraws Ads for GOP Candidate After Shocking Accusations
(ConservativeHub.com) – Republicans need to pick up every possible seat in Congress during the midterm elections, but there’s one they thought was in the bag that’s now in jeopardy. The issue involves JR Majewski, an Ohio GOP candidate for the US House running against Democrat Representative Marcy Kaptur. After putting extensive effort into his campaign, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is stripping the candidate of around $1 million in advertising due to a scandal concerning his military service.
Majewski claims he is an Afghanistan combat veteran. He’s used this angle in various campaign materials and even told stories about the harsh conditions in the war-torn nation. He claimed to have done his tour in the aftermath of 9/11.
NRCC pulls ads for Majewski after reports he didn't actually serve in Afghanistan after 9/11 https://t.co/W6Wl3QTDvl
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 23, 2022
While Majewski is an Air Force veteran, records obtained by the Associated Press dispute he was ever in Afghanistan, and AP reports he “misrepresented” his service. The records show he was an active duty airman from August 1999 to August 2003, but his assignment was reportedly in Japan from 1999 to 2003, with a six-month stint in Qatar in 2002.
In a statement from his campaign to the AP, Majewski did not directly speak about the allegations. He explained he was “proud” of his military service and the attack on his record pales compared to his opponent’s history of doing nothing to benefit the district for the past 40 years.
According to a report from Fox News, Kaptur condemned her opponent for “mislead[ing] voters,” saying his claims are an offense to real Afghanistan veterans, and he should explain himself to the heroes who really did serve in combat zones.
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