Archive for January 3rd, 2011

January 3, 2011

Senator Maria Cantwell Slights Fallen Hero’s Family

by lewwaters

Updated after post

Washington’s junior senator, Maria Cantwell, has once again showed her lack of concern for not only constituents in our state, but America in general. In yet another show of her poor attitude towards those she was elected to represent, she has left the family of fallen soldier, Sgt. Sean Collins feeling slighted.

Sgt. Collins was one of six soldiers killed in a suicide attack December 12, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was laid to rest December 29 in Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Washington. His family received an outpouring of empathy from friends and complete strangers and received a letter from Senator Cantwell that they felt expressed condolences too, until they opened it and read it.

Family of fallen soldier warmed by letters, stung by politicians

Sgt. Collins’ father, retired Lt. Col. Patrick Collins said the outpouring and condolences was “overwhelming,” in regards to those received from friends and strangers. He cannot say that in regards to the letter received from Senator Cantwell’s office.

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