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Gohmert and CJWC Praise President Trump for Taking Action on Military Injustice Cases & Recommend Two More Warriors for Consideration

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Washington, November 6, 2019 | comments

Yesterday, the Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus (CJWC) delivered a letter to President Donald J. Trump praising his consideration of the cases of 1Lt. Clint Lorance, Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher and Maj. Matt Golsteyn for action as soon as November 11, 2019, on Veterans Day. 

Pursuing justice for these warriors has been of paramount importance to the CJWC, which has worked diligently on their behalf.

The caucus also requested review of two additional cases: Sgt. Derrick Miller and 1Sgt. John Hatley.

CJWC founding co-chairmen Louie Gohmert and Duncan Hunter released the following statements:

 “As founding co-chair of the House Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus, I was delighted to hear Fox News host Pete Hegseth’s report that President Trump will act on the cases of 1Lt. Clint Lorance, Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher and Maj. Matt Golsteyn. These men are true American heroes who served our nation with honor. Today, I am humbly requesting that the President also act in the cases of two more American heroes: Sgt. Derrick Miller and 1Sgt. John Hatley. All these men mentioned are deserving of having the findings and sentences of their cases disapproved. In the case of Maj. Golsteyn, whose court martial date is set for February 2020, I have submitted a letter asking the President to assume jurisdiction over Golsteyn’s case and dismiss the charges with prejudice. These warriors have been sacrificed at the altar of politically correct Rules of Engagement for far too long. It is time we take decisive action and put an end to the wrongful prosecution of our military heroes.”

-Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01)

“Thank God for President Trump, who had the courage to stand up to a military bureaucracy that wanted to maintain the status quo.  Unfortunately, a Presidential action to right the wrongs of our military justice system shouldn’t have been necessary.  Common sense and justice should have prevailed in these cases.  Instead, bureaucracy and politics got in the way, and cost our warriors years of their lives that they cannot get back.  We owe it to these men to fix our broken military justice system and ensure that history does not repeat itself.  Together, with the Congressional Justice for Warriors Caucus, that is what I will do.”   

-Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50) 

Read the letter to President Trump, here.

Read the letter requesting a pardon for Chief Petty Officer Gallagher, here. 

Read the request to vacate finding of guilt for Sgt. Derrick Miller, here.

Read letter to Parole Board for First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, here.

Read letter to Army Review Board for release of First Sergeant John E. Hatley, here.

Read letter to Secretary of the Army re: investigation into the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, here.

For more information:
Contact: Lauren McLaughlin


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