Polis slips up on role of National Guard; Sias calls foul

Colorado Politics | 11/2/2018 | Staff
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Former fighter pilot Lang Sias, the Republican pick for Colorado lieutenant governor, called out Jared Polis Friday over a televised misstatement about the National Guard.

On KUSA-9News’ Next with Kyle Clark program Thursday, the Democratic nominee for governor said he wouldn’t give President Trump access to Colorado Army National Guard troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border if he thinks it’s politically motivated.

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“You could use the same rational to not allow someone to fight in Afghanistan or Iraq,” Clark said to Polis. “Is that dangerous?”

Polis replied: “Well, it wouldn’t be Colorado National Guard units going to Afghanistan or Iraq. It would be, you know, U.S. military.”

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Actually, National Guard units have provided a large percentage of the personnel in both wars.

Sias retired as a Navy Topgun pilot and instructor after 12 years, then joined the Air National Guard. He deployed with National Guard during Operation Iraqi Freedom as an F-16 pilot. In 2005, he commanded a unit of forward air controllers in Kirkuk and Hawija in Iraq.


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