News release from John Plumb’s Campaign for to represent the NY23rd Congressional District
JAMESTOWN—Fourth generation Western New Yorker, Navy Reserve Commander, and Democratic candidate for Congress John Plumb today responded to news of a Washington, DC meeting between GOP Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and three-term Congressman Tom Reed:
“With his dangerous rhetoric, proposals to expand the use of torture, and threats to target civilians, Donald Trump is weakening our standing internationally and is putting our military men and women at risk in every geographic combatant commander’s area of responsibility around the globe.
It’s clear that by endorsing Donald Trump last week and meeting with him in Washington today, Tom Reed fully supports Trump’s reckless rhetoric that makes our country less safe. This isn’t really surprising, as Reed himself, a New Yorker, threatened our national security by voting to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.
Western New York and the Southern Tier deserves a leader who will put region before politics, especially when it comes to protecting our national security – unlike Tom Reed. As someone who has defended this country under the water, in the Middle East and at the highest levels of national security, my highest priority is keeping Americans safe. That’s what I’ve done my entire career and what I will continue to do in Congress.”
John Plumb is a fourth generation Western New Yorker, Navy Reserve Commander, and Democratic candidate for Congress in NY-23. Over the past two decades has served the country – first as a submarine officer in the Navy, later as an official at the Department of Defense, and most recently as director of defense policy and strategy at the National Security Council. He has not previously held public office. Use of his military rank and job titles does not imply endorsement by the United States Navy or the Department of Defense.
Background: Congressman Reed en route to meeting with Donald Trump. Via @LukeRussert https://twitter.com/LukeRussert/status/711946358039650304