Earlier we reported on several Republican Senators who ripped the President for his recent comments on the Middle East, explaining that these events aren’t ‘bumps in the road’ but rather, a failure of leadership.

Maybe the President will ignore their statements.

But maybe he’ll listen to a former Navy Seal who took exception to the comments as well.

Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL and current Montana state Senator has issued the following statement:

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The President refuses to admit that his policy of appeasement and apology has failed.  The murder of our Ambassador and two former Navy SEALs is more than a “bump in the road,” it is a global catastrophe where America is seen as being weak and vulnerable by our enemies. This President has failed to establish a red line for Iran’s nuclear ambitions and has failed to recognize the scale and implications of the attacks against us. Reagan had it right: don’t negotiate with terrorists and recognize the clear and present danger of not being willing to act or lead from the front.

The President’s foreign policy hasn’t simply been a failure of leadership, it has been a wide-ranged failure of the American people – including diplomats and Navy SEALs – in general.