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Politics Navy SEAL Running for Congress Violates Rules by Showing Up in Uniform, Launches Campaign in Wrong District

11:53  14 december  2019
11:53  14 december  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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Floyd McLendon, a retired US Navy SEAL running for Texas's 32nd congressional district , was spotted at his campaign kick-off wearing the Navy 's And I don't know if I can think of a time where somebody kicked off their campaign in some place that wasn't in their district , and then it would be

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It wasn't the best way to start a Congressional campaign. Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Floyd McLendon wore his Navy dress whites to his campaign kickoff in Dallas, Texas in November. Unfortunately, it's against regulation to wear his uniform to such an event—which was held in the wrong district.

Navy uniforms, such as the ones pictured above, are not allowed to be worn by retirees taking part in © Getty Navy uniforms, such as the ones pictured above, are not allowed to be worn by retirees taking part in "partisan" functions, such as political events.

His choice to wear his Navy dress whites uniform violated a Department of Defense policy which prohibits members of the Navy and Marine Corps from "wearing uniforms of the naval service while attending or participating in a demonstration, assembly, or activity knowing that a purpose of the demonstration, assembly or activity supports personal or partisan views on political, social, economic or religious issues."

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Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL veteran who lost his right eye in an IED blast, is running for Congress “I woke up about 5 days later. They took some time to stabilize me in Afghanistan and do the I woke up without a right eye and blind in the left. They had little faith I would see again, but the

So it's not every day that I get to go out with a former U.S. Navy SEAL to learn tactical shooting. But in addition to being a top weapons consultant, my friend, Kristin Beck, just happens to also be transgender.

That regulation also applies to retired Navy SEALS, such as McLendon.

McLendon, who is running for a seat in the 32nd Congressional District, kicked off his campaign in the 30th Congressional District.

"I don't know if I can think of a time where somebody kicked off their campaign in some place that wasn't in their district," Lone Star Project Democratic strategist told Business Insider. "And then it would be really outrageous is when they didn't realize it was in their district. They need to have a pretty darn good reason for kicking off their event in a district in another one they're running in."

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According to his campaign website, the former Navy SEAL Lieutenant Commander (O-4) Crenshaw is running as a conservative Republican in a district where he grew up , where his family bring the integrity, leadership, vision, and tenacity learned in the SEAL teams to fight in Congress for common

Now she is running for Congress in Maryland and recently met up with CNN's SE Cupp for some tactical Kristin Beck was once Kris and an elite Navy SEAL . Now she is running for Congress in Medal Of Honor Recipient Senior Chief Edward Byers - Продолжительность: 8:01 The Late Show

Newsweek attempted to contact McLendon but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Republican McLendon is challenging incumbent Democrat Colin Allred, whom McLendon disparaged in a recent Facebook post.

"Allred has fallen completely in step with the Democrats from California and New York," McLendon wrote. "Wait, who is he supposed to represent again? That's right, TEXAS 32. We can't let this man sell us out to coastal values."

"Floyd believes we need to get government out of the way so Americans have the opportunity to prosper, and the free market is the best way to achieve prosperity," says McLendon's campaign website. "He believes in the American dream, and that politicians need to be held accountable. He believes we must fight for and protect our constitutional freedoms, so the next generation can do the same."

In a July statement McLendon said, "We're in a fight for the future of our country and that's why I'm running for Congress. I've fought in some of the most God-forsaken war zones on the planet. I know how to lead in life or death situations and, I know what it means to put service before self."

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Dan Crenshaw, Lieutenant Commander (Ret), is a former Navy SEAL running for Texas CD-2, and joins The Weekly Brew to discuss his campaign The interview then dives into his campaign platform which focuses on national security, foreign policy, flood control in Houston, the second amendment

Kristin Beck, transgender Navy SEAL , on her daring run for Congress . Beck, who chronicled her journey in the book “Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL ’s Journey to Coming out Transgender,” is also campaigning in a year where the Pentagon is poised to allow the estimated 16,000 transgender

"In Congress, I will lead the fight against socialism. I will lead the fight for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom."

McLendon served in the U.S. Navy for 25 years becoming a SEAL nine years after entering the service. He was deployed five times and served two combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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