Conservatives keep fighting with Khan family; Rick Perry: ‘Shame on you!’
Republicans keep fighting with this Gold Star family, and it’s insane.
Former Texas governor and former Republican presidential contender Rick Perry said on CNN Tuesday afternoon that the father of a soldier killed in Iraq “struck the first blow” against Donald Trump.
“Mr. Khan is the one who went out and struck the first blow,” Perry told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “In a campaign if you’re gonna go out and think that you can take a shot at somebody and not have incoming coming back at you, shame on you.”
“I think the Democrats used him in a way that quite frankly I’m not sure that I approve of,” he added. “We love our veterans. We love our Gold Star families. But the fact of the matter is Mr. Khan politically used his time on that stage to go after Donald Trump. Why in the world he thought he was gonna get a free ride with that is beyond me.”