Veterans launch attack against Jane Fonda political donation


Military veterans who support Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) demanded on Tuesday that a Democratic group aimed at defeating him return a $100,000 donation it recently received from actress/activist Jane Fonda.

Vietnam veterans despise Fonda and refer to her as “Hanoi Jane” for the role she played during the war in aiding and abetting the enemy.

Approximately 15 veterans stood outside of Issa’s office holding flags and sporting their combat ribbons in protest against the woman who was photographed sitting behind an enemy anti-aircraft gun in 1972.

“Democrats, Democrats, you should be ashamed, taking Commie money from Hanoi Jane,” the vets and Issa supporters shouted at a group of Democratic protestors gathered across the street.

The protesters, carrying signs with slogans such as, “Adios Issa,” “Disarm Hate,” and “Stop Trump, Defeat Issa,” responded by chanting back, “Do Your Job” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Darrell Issa has got to go.”

The veterans were outnumbered, but they used a megaphone to amplify their message and played patriotic songs, including Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to be an American.”

Issa eventually emerged from his office and crossed the street to thank his veteran supporters.

“I know that this is a lot smaller group, but we’re not taking in soft money, and I’m happy for that,” Issa said, referring to the Fonda donation and other unlimited sums donated to the “Flip the 49th” group and others aimed at defeating him.

“Hanoi Jane is a traitor—she was a traitor during the Vietnam War and you cannot undo being a traitor,” Issa told the Washington Free Beacon. “She broadcast live from Hanoi talking about war atrocities. She would have you believe it was just one bad photograph, but I entered the army in 1970 and we consider her a traitor and that’s not going to change. Anyone who thinks she’s not a traitor can vote for the Democrats.”

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