Wait a second. Doesn't this break military regulations and probably several laws?
A few weeks ago we discussed
the fact that the RNC was apparently working with the White House to send active duty members of the military in uniform
to speak on behalf of the president's policies at Republican political events. That's against the law and military regulations
. And for good reason since that's a quick ride to making the military -- or factions or individuals in
the military -- tools of one or the other political party.
Now we seem to have an example in practice.
This is exactly what appears to have happened yesterday at a political event with Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO). This article
in the Fort Collins Coloradoan
shows a picture of Musgrave doing just that with the caption: "Marilyn Musgrave introduces Marine Sergeant Brandon Forsyth on Friday during the Larimer County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner."
A look at the picture shows pretty clearly that Forsyth was
in uniform. Yet those regs linked above say clearly that military personnel can attend partisan events only as spectators and not
in uniform. What am I missing?