Representative Paul Ryan said Sunday that he has apologized in a telephone call to the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman for accusing the military of not giving its “true advice” on President Obama’s budget plan.
Military generals are required under oath to provide lawmakers their personal views on security matters, even if those views conflict with the White House.
In this case, General Martin Dempsey had testified that he thought Obama’s $614 billion plan for defense spending next year was adequate.
Does anyone actually like this guy?
Incidentally, do you just wake up in the morning and think to yourself, “I am going to accuse the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of lying under oath”? How exactly does that work?