Rep. Gallego Calls For Stripping Vet Benefits From Capitol Rioters With Military Records | MSNBC

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Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) discusses his call to strip veteran benefits from Capitol rioters with military service records. "This is a deterrent more than anything else," Rep. Gallego said. Aired on 03/23/2021.
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Rep. Gallego (D-AZ) On Consequences For Veteran Capitol Rioters | Ayman Mohyeldin | MSNBC

72 Comments on "Rep. Gallego Calls For Stripping Vet Benefits From Capitol Rioters With Military Records | MSNBC"

  1. Sounds like the right thing to do.

  2. willis johns | March 23, 2021 at 6:04 PM | Reply

    Same with the cops that did the same thing! Disgraces to the country!

    • @Mimzy Jinx 😂 great argument fool 😂

    • @willis johns not just the building. Any military (former or current) on the grounds past the barriers.

    • willis johns | March 25, 2021 at 5:06 PM | Reply

      @D SP absolutely cause once you cross that barrier you cross into, is it treason or sedition?

    • @willis johns it will be a case by case thing. Not treason though. Treason requires specific technicalities. It’s either insurrection or sedition or both. Not all charged will have those charges. It will come down to what evidence the prosecutors have as to intent. Some will definitely have sedition charges.

    • willis johns | March 25, 2021 at 5:17 PM | Reply

      @D SP as they should be and thanks for the info

  3. Seven of Nine | March 23, 2021 at 6:11 PM | Reply

    So agree! They should also be tried by a military tribunal, not a civilian one.

    • natalie harless | March 23, 2021 at 9:29 PM | Reply

      Hello, Kirschner JAG? Gallego is calling you…

    • Absolutely! 👍

    • Chris Richardson | March 24, 2021 at 1:14 AM | Reply

      I agree 100% in principal but they weren’t current members and it was a civil offense, not one related to military service. The congressman’s initiative is the one that meets the legal acid test and is supportable under the law.

    • Shirley Yoo Geste | March 24, 2021 at 1:48 AM | Reply

      Sued in civil court until they’re selling the gold in the their dental fillings.

    • Alison Casilli | March 25, 2021 at 12:40 PM | Reply

      @Chris Richardson If you are accepting military benefits you are still pretty much “theirs” to adjudicate over on anything related to your service, even after the fact. If you receive anything from the VA or a military branch pay system, they can take action in addition to the action taken by civil courts.

  4. coda creator | March 23, 2021 at 6:13 PM | Reply

    Agree 100%. Benefits are lost with a Big Chicken Dinner, should be for violating their oath to protect the Constitution and abide by the law.

  5. Joseph Matuszak | March 23, 2021 at 6:18 PM | Reply

    Makes perfect sense. The oath taken is pretty clear. I know I told guys I served with well ahead of time to not do something so stupid. We took an Oath to the Nation, not a man (or man-child).

    • Jokey McCrackin | March 24, 2021 at 2:56 AM | Reply

      I tip my 🎩 to you sir. Thank you for your service

    • Amend the Constitution to Remove Pathological Liars | March 24, 2021 at 3:34 AM | Reply

      Now imagine how many veterans there are out there that are used to fighting in packs being recruited by all types of packs, biker gangs, syndicates, militias and etc.

    • Amend the Constitution to Remove Pathological Liars | March 24, 2021 at 3:37 AM | Reply

      @Andra Book many of them know full well he’s a crook..and were also crooks before they joined the armed forces. The vetting process for military isn’t exactly FBI grade or above yet.

    • Doc Williams | March 24, 2021 at 4:31 AM | Reply


    • Well said facts Joseph

  6. Charles Foster | March 23, 2021 at 6:22 PM | Reply

    disgraced 3 Star Michael Flynn should be recalled to duty and court marshaled for sure..

    • @Deeann Watson
      Remember when the Democrats purchased a Fake Russian Dossier from Christopher Steele an ex-British Agent and was full of Lies about Donald Trump.
      Then used the Fake Dossier in a Fisa Court to Tap the Phones of Trump Election Headquarters in 2016?

    • Sailing Hopes | March 25, 2021 at 12:33 PM | Reply

      @Lucy Ricardo nope. Didn’t happen. And if they did tap the offices they would have discovered them up the necks with Russian intelligence agencies. Do you love the USA or Russia?

    • @Sailing Hopes
      That’s just wishful thinking 😁

    • Charlie Wyler | March 25, 2021 at 4:59 PM | Reply

      @Deeann Watson She’s already in Russia, working for the GRU, trying to sow discord in the US by posting on the internet.

    • Charlie Wyler | March 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM | Reply

      @Lucy Ricardo Hey, how’s the weather in St Petersburg (Leningrad) today?

  7. This should be automatic.

    • Indeed, if their face is on video they are guilty and the evidence is there.

    • Case is falling apart and your little lie of an insurrection is going down like a house of cards. The only insurrection that happened was over the summer by you POS anti American libs destroying squalid rancid feces infested big cities ran by commie Demon-crats all over the country. We all watched the looting and pillaging your side did over the summer while police stood by and did nothing. That’s what libs are good at lying and projecting. Whatever you POS libs accuse Americans of doing is what you’re guilty of doing yourselves. Stupid POS commies.

    • @Rich Flores did you take your meds

    • @Rich Flores meanwhile, Kraken KrackedHead Sidney Powell is arguing in court that she lied about the election being stolen, and she said that only unreasonable people would have believed her. Guess who she’s calling idiots? You!

  8. also anybody else police, congress people, business owners etc should be stripped from any benefits

  9. Eddie Armijo | March 23, 2021 at 6:39 PM | Reply


  10. Agree 100%, they betrayed the country, TRAITORS!

  11. armando jimenez | March 23, 2021 at 7:09 PM | Reply

    Ex-cops too stripped from there retirement and benefits

  12. stee with2ees | March 23, 2021 at 7:10 PM | Reply

    Loving this comment section – the fact that so many folk, especially the vets. that have posted are on the same page as Rep. Gallego gives me just a tiny dose of hope.

    • Kathryn Shaw | March 23, 2021 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      I’ve got parents buried at Arlington, have always supported veterans and the VA. I was sick at heart to see the Capitol stormed by those violent terrorists. Today’s vets seem to be speaking with one voice in favor of this idea of eliminating Veterans benefits for the terrorists. Thanks.

    • We took an oath, apparently the idiots who went to the capitol didn’t take that oath seriously. They need to be punished for their betrayal of that oath, strip the whole lot of them bare. Strip away any form of aid to the non-vets that participated as well.

    • @Wolfman 51 They should lose their citizenship at the very least. The Oath Breakers, Snot Boys …all that entered the Capitol.

    • Divalicious KC | March 26, 2021 at 7:43 AM | Reply

      My dad is also a vet whom fully supports this as well.

  13. Marvin mckinley | March 23, 2021 at 7:34 PM | Reply

    I agree as well..its called treason and it falls under the UCMJ. The uniform code of military justice ⚖. This veteran of 18 years will cast my vote..and if your family benefits from your service. Oh well!!!!!!you need to use better judgment period…..!!!

  14. I served and I agree w Rep Gallego. Accountability.

  15. Lock them up. Take their benefits. Make them pay.

  16. Excellent idea…they all took oaths to support America and they ALL broke their oaths!
    We owe them NOTHING when they get out of prison!

  17. Terrance Hall | March 23, 2021 at 8:35 PM | Reply

    Yes they should be stripped of benefits. Why pay them to attack America?

  18. This is the strongest answer to putting a halt to such treacherous acts against our government to date. It’s time to stop playing so-called bad actors. See just how much they a willing to put on the line for real.

  19. Big Wigs in Paradise | March 23, 2021 at 8:55 PM | Reply

    That needs to include presidents, senators, representatives and all other politicians who had any part of the insurrection! 😡😡😡

  20. Candy Wilson | March 23, 2021 at 9:05 PM | Reply

    He’s correct , why should we pay for them to overthrow the government?

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