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Pirro: Disrespect for Military 'a Tone That's Set in Washington'

Pirro: Disrespect for Military 'a Tone That's Set in Washington'

Judge Jeanine Pirro, host of the Fox News Channel’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” argued that disrespect for the military is “a tone that’s set in Washington” on Saturday.

Pirro discussed a US Airways flight attendant refusing to hang up the jacket of a US Army Ranger, saying “a decorated Army Ranger boards a flight and asks the flight attendant if she might hang his uniform jacket full of medals in the aircraft closest. Now, she angrily refuses saying the closet is for first-class passengers only, and he isn’t one of them. To their credit, several first-class passengers who witnessed the treatment of Sergeant Albert Marle asked the attendant why she wouldn’t simply hang his jacket up. Her response according to them, ‘our airline policy says I’m not going to do it, so I’m not do it.’”

She added that the flight attendant would not treat a celebrity with such disrespect, but that such an attitude “is a tone that’s set in Washington. There’s no respect for the military in this country anymore.”

Pirro then laid out examples, “veterans are dying left and right because they can’t get an appointment to see the doctor at a veteran’s hospital and to make it worse the schedulers are lying so they can get a bonus. every day twenty-two veterans commit suicide. So why would you be surprised? the veterans war memorial[s] in Washington, one of the first areas closed by the White House during the government shutdown.  While the Occupy Wall Street gang is allowed to cost us millions as they make pigs of themselves in public parks and places.” And “now our commander-in-Chief reduces the size of armed forces by 90,000 members, some even getting pink slips upon their return from combat duty. He unilaterally then provides people who come here illegally, the so-called DREAMers, with the opportunity to join the armed forces? Last I checked, the federal law it says is a felony to possess a fireman as an illegal, and last I checked, this is the same president who is doing his darndest to take guns away from lawful gun owners like me.”

She then proposed that the flight attendant “should not lose her job.  She should stay in the employ of US Air, in maintenance. Cleaning toilets on all flights coming in from West Africa, someone’s got to do it.”

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