RVAT volunteer Matthew McCaffery published this op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer: “I voted for Trump in 2016. His disrespect of veterans will make me vote for a Democrat.” He writes:

With the passing of Memorial Day, the 80th anniversary of D-Day, and July 4th, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the state of the country. I’m a lifelong conservative, a combat veteran, a local Republican committee chairman in Upper Merion, and the former Vice-Mayor of the city of New Port Richey, Fla. I served in the military and I’m proud to have defended our country in battle.

As a former Trump voter, I can never forget that he never cared for me or my brothers and sisters in the armed forces.

When Donald Trump was invited to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris, where thousands of Americans killed in combat are buried, he refused and called the heroes buried there “suckers” and “losers.” I don’t agree with Joe Biden on a lot, but he had enough honor to visit the cemetery and pay his respects […]

As a veteran, I took an oath to serve my country. This year, that service includes proudly voting for a Democrat in November.

Read Matthew’s piece here.