Reports emerged on Sunday that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s son, Track Palin, was involved in an alleged domestic violence incident over the weekend.
The former Republican vice-presidential nominee is blaming post-traumatic stress disorder on problems her son has experienced since he came back from a one-year deployment to Iraq, which began in 2008 when he was 19 years old.
“My son, like so many others, they come back a bit different, they come back hardened, they come back wondering if there is that respect for what it is that their fellow soldiers and airmen every other member of the military so sacrificially have given to this country,” Palin said after an incident in 2016, when Track was charged with assault in the fourth degree, interfering with a domestic violence report, and misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree.
At the time, Track Palin pleaded guilty to the misconduct involving weapons charge for possessing a weapon while intoxicated. The assault and interfering with a report of domestic violence charges were dismissed by the prosecution, according to a report in The Washington Examiner.
“Given the nature of actions addressed last night by law enforcement and the charges involved, the Palins are unable to comment further,” the Palins’ attorney, John Tiemessen, told NBC News on Sunday. “They ask that the family’s privacy is respected during this challenging situation just as others dealing with a struggling family member would also request.”
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