As a three-year veteran of the Navy, I found Rep. Mike Coffman’s comments about President Obama — saying he is “not an American” — to be conduct unbecoming an officer. Not only is the President an American and the embodiment of the all-American dream that anyone can grow up to be president, he is our commander in chief. He deserves our respect, not just from those of us in uniform, but everyone. Not only should Coffman have apologized, he needs to public acknowledge Obama as our commander in chief.
If this is how Coffman introduces himself to Aurora and his new constituents in CD-6, insulting our president was a bad way to start.
Jeannie Laughlin, Aurora