Veterans Call on Al Baldasaro to Resign in Wake of Slurs Against US Service Members

 ·, Press Release

Kearsarge, New Hampshire - A national veterans group,, is calling on Al Baldasaro to resign his seat in the New Hampshire legislature today, after comments he made regarding a gay service member.

Over the weekend, Baldasaro said the booing of Steven Hill, a gay soldier serving in Iraq, at a recent Republican Presidential debate was "great," and that he was "disgusted" by Hill talking about his lifestyle.

David Robinson, a Kearsarge, NH resident and veteran of the US Navy said in a statement from, "As a veteran I was extremely disappointed hearing the comments made by New Hampshire Representative Baldasaro, the Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee. In the military I served in years ago, we took care of all of our fellow service members. We had the back of anyone wearing the same uniform, regardless of background. For Baldasaro to insult the professionalism of today's military and to call any Soldier in harms way "disgusting" is un-American and wrong."

"Baldasaro is not right for New Hampshire or America and should resign immediately," he added.

Founded in 2006,  and backed by over 100,000 members, the mission of is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives. is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world - with force when necessary - to protect America.  While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.


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