Combat vet blasts conservative activist over right-wing smears of Muslim war hero
Combat veteran and counter-terrorism expert Malcolm Nance had some choice words for conservative commentator Heidi Harris on Saturday morning.
The two were discussing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s response to a fallen Muslim-American war hero’s parents on host Joy Reid’s show, AM Joy. Khizr Khan, the father of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who died saving the lives of his fellow soldiers in Iraq, spoke out against Trump for his anti-Muslim rhetoric at the Democratic National Convention this week.
Trump responded by saying he, too, has made sacrifices because he works “very, very hard” and again insulted the Khan’s faith by saying Capt. Khan’s mother didn’t speak because of her Muslim faith.
Nance on Saturday said it’s time for pro-Trump conservatives “who think this is a black, white, political or Muslim issue need to just, as we say in the military, sierra tango foxtrot uniform, and just keep their opinions to themselves and revel in the fact that we are all learning a great lesson about how wonderful this country is.”
Sierra tango foxtrot uniform is NATO phonetic alphabet standing for STFU, or “shut the f*ck up.”
Harris broke in saying she isn’t the person who denigrated the Khan family, and the two started talking over each other, with Nance saying, “This person has given far more than you will ever give for the rest of your life, and I am saying that to you as a combat veteran, so I don’t want to hear it.”
This caused Harris to get upset.
“Why are you yelling at me?” she demanded. “I said nothing other than he’s a hero. So you can yell at somebody else pal, because it’s not me who’s saying bad things about the Khan family.”
Reid then challenged Harris for continuing to support Trump, even though his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States “is immoral.”
“He can’t do it,” Harris said, saying she’s voting for Trump because he’s the last Republican standing.
Watch the segment, as posted to YouTube, here: