ICYMI: ODP Veterans Caucus Chair Connie Pillich Pens Op-Ed Slamming J.R. Majewski for Lying About His Military Service
October 21, 2022
“J.R. Majewski is bad for Ohio. He’s bad for our country. And northwest Ohio voters deserve better.”
Columbus, OH — In case you missed it, Ohio Democratic Party Veterans and Military Community Caucus Chair Connie Pillich penned an op-ed for the Sandusky Register that takes J.R. Majewski to task for lying about his military service. Pillich, a former Air Force Captain, points out how Majewski’s lies dishonor Ohio’s veterans and servicemembers and how he’s exaggerating his military service to score political points.
“I’m a veteran myself, and the Ohio veterans I know are rightfully proud of their service. No veteran I know would exaggerate that service or lie to serve their own political interests. But J.R. Majewski chose to put politics over principles, and Ohio veterans are mad as hell,” wrote Veterans Caucus Chair Connie Pillich.
Read Pillich’s full op-ed in the Sandusky Register here and below:
- Serving your country with honor is one of the most important things any one person can do. Lying about that service is one of the most despicable.
- J.R. Majewski has lied about his military service, dishonoring the generations of Ohioans who have put on the uniform in service to their nation. And it’s yet another reminder to the voters of Ohio why Majewski belongs nowhere near the halls of Congress.
- It was bad enough that J.R. Majewski was at the U.S. Capitol during the attack on January 6, paid for others to join him and then blamed law enforcement for what happened.
- But now, the Associated Press has reported that J.R. misrepresented his service in Afghanistan, calling himself a combat veteran who deployed to Afghanistan but providing no evidence to back up his claims.
- Then, it was uncovered that J.R. lied about why he wasn’t eligible to reenlist in the U.S. Air Force, claiming it was because of a ‘brawl,’ when in reality he was caught driving drunk and demoted.
- J.R. Majewski is bad for Ohio. He’s bad for our country. And northwest Ohio voters deserve better.
- And it is so odd: J.R. served his country. That’s all he ever needed to say. Instead, he chose to dishonor his fellow veterans by exaggerating his service and lying – all so he could get himself elected to political office.
- I’m a veteran myself, and the Ohio veterans I know are rightfully proud of their service. No veteran I know would exaggerate that service or lie to serve their own political interests.
- But J.R. Majewski chose to put politics over principles, and Ohio veterans are mad as hell.
- If he can’t muster the courage to tell the truth, he should drop out of the race. His actions don’t reflect the values of northwest Ohio, and they certainly don’t reflect the values of the U.S. military or our veteran community.
- For most Ohio veterans, nothing’s more important than serving their country. For J.R., it seems, nothing’s more important than serving himself.