Aaron Carson Vaughn was a Navy SEAL who was killed on August 6, 2011 when his chopper was shot down over the Tangi River valley in Afghanistan. His parents, Billy and Karen Vaughn, quickly became activists devoted to honoring the memory of their son. They’ve spoken before Congress, held national press conferences, have appeared on national television and radio shows, and have written for media outlets like Townhall, the Daily Caller, The Hill, and have become contributing columnists at The Blaze and Breitbart News. Billy is the author of a best-selling book; Karen spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention. They are passionate about military affairs, and want the American people to be active participants in American culture and politics. So naturally, they have had a lot to say about this year’s election.
In an interview with Fox Business, Billy Vaughn claimed that Obama “does everything he can to compromise who we are.” He said, “We have seen President OBAMA, just like Mrs. Clinton, blame our military first, find out the facts later, for eight years. We have seen him apologize for the citizens of this country, for our military, and for everything we stand for and believe in, all over the world. And, I am ready to see somebody Who will put America first.” He continued, saying, “Mr. Trump never said ‘America only.’ But, if we cannot put ourselves first, if we are not first, and we are not strong, and we are not a great republic, we can’t help the rest of the world. And, this president, about the Syrian refugees, seems to do everything he can to compromise who we are.”
Karen Vaughn, meanwhile, spoke recently with Greta Van Susteren about meeting with Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, she also said that after meeting with Donald Trump, she planned to vote for him. “I found him to be an extraordinarly warm, kind, soft-spoken, gentle man,” she said. “He listened attentively to everybody’s needs.” And she said that rather than talking about the Khan controversy, they instead talked about what their sons, husbands, and fathers gave their lives for: the future of this country.
The real outrage, Vaughn said, is that Hillary is running at all. “The outrage here is that a woman is running for president who stood over the caskets of four dead Americans, and lied to their family members.”