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Crossing a constitutional line?

September 5, 2017 --

The following is from a USA Today August 17 story by William Cummings:

The heads of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and National Guard all spoke out on social media against hatred and intolerance after the violent white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday that left one woman dead. 

The statements stand out because U.S. military leaders usually avoid commenting on political or national events. 

LPR has a hunch that if military chiefs commented “on political or national events” before November 8, 2016, members of the president’s party would have been outraged and the media would have demanded their immediate dismissal.