President Trump is making it clear he’s a strong supporter of Republican challenger to Democrat Conor Lamb, Sean Parnell.
Tuesday, President Trump tweeted:
Sean Parnell is an American Hero. Conor Lamb has proven to be an American fraud, and a puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi. He said he would NOT vote for her for Speaker, and did. Will kill 2A. Voted to impeach (on nothing). A TOTAL & COMPLETE Sean Parnell Endorsement!
Sean Parnell had written:
In 2006 I was wounded in Afghanistan. I was medically retired from the Army in 2010 & left the military with next to nothing. I was in rough shape. 10 yrs later the President of the United States is giving me shoutouts. Democrat or Republican this is damn cool! God Bless America!
Per SaraCarter, Parnell told this reporter Tuesday that the President’s statements are “a tremendous honor.”
“To have the endorsement of the President is a tremendous honor,” Parnell told this reporter Tuesday. “Not too long ago I was carrying a rifle through the mountains of Afghanistan. I was wounded along with 85% of my troops. I was medically retired in 2010. I left the military with next to nothing. A decade later, I’m getting shoutouts from the President of the United States.”
Parnell says he respects the office of the presidency, regardless of whether that person is a Democrat or a Republican.
“I love our nation,” he added. “I love what we represent globally. America truly is the land of opportunity and the best nation the world has ever known.”
Parnell, an Army veteran, is running against incumbent Rep. Conor Lamb (D), a Marine veteran who has served in the House since April 2018. The district (PA-17) is comprised of suburbs of Pittsburgh, the state’s second-most populous city.