Press Release ● Foreign Affairs
For Immediate Release: 
January 24, 2020
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the Pentagon confirmed 34 service members have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries following the Iranian strike in Iraq earlier this month:

“It is unconscionable that the President of the United States would mislead the public about the wounding of American military personnel in combat in order to burnish his own image. It is even more outrageous that the President would minimize their injuries - and those suffered by so many of their brothers and sisters in arms - by claiming that brain trauma is less serious than other wounds. Shame on President Trump for denigrating the service and sacrifices of the troops entrusted to his command and for undermining years of efforts by the military to destigmatize traumatic brain injuries.”