BOISE, IDAHO — James Walter Kiser, a registered Republican and a resident of Idaho for seven decades, endorsed U.S. Senate nominee Paulette Jordan and urged Idaho veterans to do the same.
After an article in The Atlantic revealed that President Trump had referred to fallen American soldiers as “suckers” and “losers,” Kiser wrote letters to Idaho Republican Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo expressing disgust for their failure to condemn the president for these words, which neither man has done. Kiser’s uncle Walter was killed in the battle of Leyte Gulf in World War II; the overseas gravesites for American soldiers killed in that battle gave way to the president’s shameful comments.
Kiser recorded the following video message to Idaho voters and veterans, available linked here.
In a statement, Jordan said:
“Mr. Kiser’s family gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country. He deserves honor and grace, and all Idahoans should be proud. It’s a slap in the face to all Idahoans who have served that Senators Risch and Crapo have not condemned these ugly reported comments. I will always stand by those who have served, and I encourage all veterans and officers to make sure your voice is heard at the ballot box in this election and all those to come.”
Paulette Jordan’s message is “People First Policy,” emphasizing health care, economic recovery, stewardship of land, and increased federal fiscal discipline and accountability. She is endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Idaho Statesmen and EMILY’s List. More information about Jordan’s campaign for the U.S. Senate can be found at her website www.pauletteforsenate.com