FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT THOMAS HUDNER TO ED MARKEY: TAKE DOWN YOUR SHOCKING, DISHONORABLE GOMEZ/OSAMA BIN LADEN AD
Boston, MA – Medal of Honor recipient Thomas Hudner today called Congressman Ed Markey’s negative attack ad, the first of the special election for U.S. Senate, “dishonorable,” and should be taken down “immediately.”
The attack ad, entitled “Meet Gabriel Gomez: Just Another Republican,” points to a split screen shot of Osama Bin Laden and Gabriel Gomez, the former U.S. Navy SEAL and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in the Massachusetts open seat special election.
“I was shocked to see that the first advertisement from Congressman Ed Markey’s campaign is a negative attack on Gabriel Gomez that places a picture of him next to the terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden.” said Hudner. “This dishonorable political attack is beneath the dignity of the office for which Congressman Ed Markey is running for and he should immediately take down this outrageous ad.
Gabriel Gomez is a former Navy Pilot and Navy SEAL and fought like so many other brave men and women to defend this country against threats from abroad. As a Veteran, he deserves better than to be juxtaposed with a terrorist for Congressman Markey’s political gain.”
Gomez said, “Career Politician Ed Markey has started his campaign with a textbook despicable political attack to attempt to connect me with Osama Bin Laden in the minds of voters. This attack is an insult to my service and an insult to the intelligence of the people of Massachusetts. Congressman Markey should direct his campaign to immediately stop this ad, stop his mudslinging and debate me on issues that Massachusetts voters care about, the economy and jobs.”