April 16, 2014

VIDEO: Bilbray Would’ve Voted For The Iraq War, Thinks Snowden Is A “Hero”

The Washington Free Beacon reported that Erin Bilbray said she would have voted for the Iraq War, but also said she thinks Edward Snowden is a hero, “aligning her with pundits and politicians who overwhelmingly opposed, in their words or votes, the war in Iraq”:

Nevada Democrat Erin Bilbray says she would have voted in favor of Operation Iraqi Freedom if she were in Congress at the time.

She also said she believes Edward Snowden—who fled to China and Russia after leaking huge amounts of National Security Agency information and is considered by many to be a traitor—a “hero,” aligning her with pundits and politicians who overwhelmingly opposed, in their words or votes, the war in Iraq.

Bilbray expressed these seemingly contradictory positions at a  Veterans in Politics International candidate forum on April 5, 2014: