Ohio Veterans, Servicemembers and Activists React to Reports That Majewski Lied about Military Service
September 22, 2022
Columbus, OH — Today, Ohio veterans, servicemembers and activists reacted to a bombshell report from the Associated Press alleging J.R. Majewski lied about his military service record, revealing he never deployed to Afghanistan. Majewski often uses his military service as a campaign talking point and a recent ad released by Majewski supporters used the words “Afghanistan War Veteran” on screen.
Read what Ohioans are saying below about Majewski and read more from AP HERE:
“Marcy Kaptur has spent her whole career standing up for veterans, servicemembers and our families. She understands the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made and has delivered time and again for Ohio’s military community. That’s a clear contrast with J.R. Majewski, who misrepresented his service for a campaign talking point. Majewski’s lies are disqualifying and he belongs nowhere near the U.S. Congress,” said Connie Pillich, Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party’s Veterans Caucus.
“As a combat veteran who served in Vietnam, I know Congresswoman Kaptur deeply cares about the men and women who put on the uniform and serve. I’ve seen her work to honor their service. If J.R. Majewski is lying about his service, he should never be able to hold elected office,” said Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame member Dave Kolbe.
“I’ve worked closely with Congresswoman Kaptur and have seen first hand her dedication and commitment to the men and women who serve our nation. Veterans and their families have a stark choice in this year’s election, and for me the choice is obvious. I’m with Marcy,” said Susan Zeier, Sandusky Resident and Mother-in-law of Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson, a lead advocate for the PACT Act.
“I know Marcy Kaptur. I know her heart and what she does for servicemembers and veterans every single day. She cares deeply about honoring the men and women who wore the uniform. J.R. Majewski lying about fighting in combat absolutely disqualifies him from ever being able to serve in Congress,” said Lucas County Marine Veteran Ralph Green.
“For a campaign that couldn’t seem to sink any lower, J.R. Majewski has somehow found a way. Lying about military service is nothing short of disqualifying, and J.R. is certainly not qualified to serve in Congress. Meanwhile, Marcy Kaptur has delivered for Ohio veterans time and again, and I know she’ll continue to put our interests first when she’s re-elected in November,” said Anthony Eliopoulos, First Lieutenant, U.S. Army National Guard, and candidate for Ohio Senate 13.