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The Republican National Congressional Committee (NRCC) is removing $1 million from scheduled TV ads for GOP congressional candidate JR Majewski after military records allegedly revealed he was never stationed in Afghanistan, despite he claims to have served there after the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Majewski, the candidate running against Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur in Ohio’s 9th congressional district, was labeled an Afghan veteran for his Air Force service, but military records obtained by the Associated Press reveal that he was never stationed there. Following the reports, the NRCC canceled plans to run ads for Majewski just weeks before the midterm elections.
According to an Associated Press report, military records show he was at Kadena Air Force Base in Japan and was later deployed to Qatar, where he spent six months loading and unloading planes on an airbase.
The NRCC’s decision to divest from advertising was first reported by media company Medium Buying. The NRCC did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
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“I am proud to have served my country,” Majewski told the AP in the military documents statement. “My accomplishments and my record are under attack, while career politician Marcy Kaptur has a forty-year record of failures for my community of Toledo, which is why I’m running for Congress.”
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Majewski is competing in a close race against Kaptur, but the GOP nominee could be in jeopardy this fall if the NRCC withdraws its support.
“Truth matters,” Marcy Kaptur said in a statement responding to the reports. “As the only Ohioan on the House Veterans Affairs Committee, I know so many veterans – including those in my own family – who have served our grateful nation with honor. I have listened carefully to their stories; their bravery and selfless heroism drives me to deliver for them every day.”
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“The idea that anyone, let alone a candidate for the United States Congress, would mislead voters about their combat service is an affront to every man and woman who has proudly worn the uniform of our great country. JR Majewski owes each of these heroes a full explanation for his deception,” she said.