DC: Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez acknowledged that Americans are “forever indebted” to “the many brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice defending the ideals we all share” on Memorial Day.
Two days later, Perez’s debt-stricken organization used the death of an Army captain to ask for campaign contributions.
The DNC on Wednesday blasted out a fundraising email signed by Khizr Khan, the father of deceased Capt. Humayun Khan, who died in Iraq in 2004. The elder Khan shot to fame after citing his son’s military service in a speech attacking then-Republican nominee Donald Trump at the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
“If my son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was still here today, he would be appalled by Donald Trump and his hateful agenda. Trump has done nothing but smear the character of Muslims, try to build walls to divide us, and threaten the democratic values my son and many other immigrants died protecting,” the fundraising email said. more here