The Veterans of Foreign Wars decried Donald Trump’s attack on the parents of a fallen service member calling it “out of bounds.”
“Election year or not, the VFW will not tolerate anyone berating a Gold Start family member for exercising his or her right of speech or expression,” the VFW said in a statement.
Trump came under fire after he fired back at the parents of Humayun Khan, an Army soldier who was killed in the Iraq War, after they spoke at the Democratic National Convention and criticized the Republican nominee.
On Monday, several Republican lawmakers denounced Trump’s comments including, the chairmen of the Senate and House Armed Services committees, Sen. John McCain (Arizona), Rep. Mac Thornberry (Texas), and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
“There are certain sacrosanct subjects that no amount of wordsmithing can repair once crossed,” the statement said. “Giving one’s life to the nation is the greatest sacrifice, followed closely by all Gold Star families, who have a right to have their voices heard.”