Stephanie Murphy: John Mica Should Denounce Trump and Stand with Gold Star Families

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MurphyMicaAccording to the campaign of Democratic congressional candidate Stephanie Murphy, Donald Trump’s offensive remarks toward Captain Humayun Khan’s family are “yet another example of why he would be a dangerous and reckless president.” Captain Humayun Khan was an American hero who was tragically killed while bravely serving in Iraq. While some Republicans across the country have expressed outrage at Trump’s indefensible attack, Congressman Mica — who has been extremely supportive of Trump — has remained silent. Former POW and Republican Senator John McCain’s statement makes clear that Trump’s comment has offended people across party lines.

“In recent days, Donald Trump disparaged a fallen soldier’s parents,” Senator John McCain stated. “He has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States — to say nothing of entering its service. I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement.”

Murphy has now issued a strong statement condemning Congressman Mica’s refusal to denounce Trump.

“After working as a national security specialist and planning counterterrorism efforts at the Pentagon, I’ve witnessed the sacrifices made by our military, veterans, and their family members,” congressional candidate and former national security specialist Stephanie Murphy. “Donald Trump’s offensive comments demonstrate he would be a dangerous and divisive president. And Congressman Mica’s refusal to denounce Trump demonstrates that he’ll continue to do exactly what he’s done the last 20 years in Congress: play partisan politics. This is disappointing, but not surprising, considering Congressman Mica is a career politician who said he ‘loved’ Trump.”

Stephanie Murphy is an educator, executive, and former national security specialist. Murphy currently works as an executive at Sungate Capital where she is responsible for leading investment efforts and implementing government affairs initiatives. She is also an instructor of business and social entrepreneurship at Rollins College. Previously, Murphy served as a national security specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards for her distinguished service, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. Murphy lives in Winter Park with her husband and two children, Liem and Maya ages five and two.

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