Republican Lee Zeldin served his country admirably and with honor during the Iraq war.

Yet, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee called Zeldin a “coward,” and even made a photoshopped image of the war veteran as the Cowardly Lion from “The Wizard of Oz.”

Friday morning on Fox News, Zeldin responded as only a soldier could:

"You have some liberal Democrat hack who is hiding behind his Twitter account, stuffs his face with cheese doodles, sending out press releases on DCCC letterhead.  Shameful attacks.


The fact is Nancy Pelosi, Steve Israel, Tim Bishop, they’ve never served a day. And I think when I was sitting at the door on that Black Hawk and the drum master hits the back of your head and you do what's so unnatural, jumping out with a parachute.


Here you are and you fast forward to today and you have these Democratic hacks out of Washington who want to change the subject and fling insults and say I’m a coward. It just doesn’t fit.”

If that doesn't convey true courage and confidence, I don't know what does.

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H/T Washington Free Beacon