• Petitioned Bill O'Brien

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Speaker of the New Hampshire State House
Bill O'Brien

Remove NH Rep. Al Baldasaro as Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee

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      New Hampshire Democratic Party

During a recent Republican presidential debate, the audience infamously booed a gay soldier serving in Iraq, and not one candidate on stage rebuked the audience's inappropriate booing.

Now, one New Hampshire State Representative Al Baldasaro said the booing of a man serving his country in Iraq was "great." Baldasaro told Think Progress, "I was so disgusted over that gay marine coming out...He doesn’t realize it, but when the sh** hits the fan, you want your brothers covering your back, not looking at your back."

Baldasaro's response is shameful and an insult to the constituency he is supposed to serve as chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee in the New Hampshire State House. 

State Representative Al Baldasaro's public and egregious disdain for an American serving in Iraq makes Baldasaro unquestionably unfit to represent the state's veterans.

Al Baldasaro is clearly incapable of serving as an advocate for all veterans and Speaker O'Brien must swiftly remove him from this position.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Fairbourn SUN CITY, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Who would vote someone so insecure of his own sexuality as this guy into office in the first place?

    • Joseph Carter SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Representative Baldasaro:

      I am a two-time Iraq war veteran and I'm bisexual. When I was in Iraq, everyone knew I had their back. Don't confuse gay, lesbian, or bisexual with unprofessional.

    • Stephan Balderas SAN ANTONIO, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      Al Baldasaro has proven to be a disgrace to this country and imediate action should be taken to remove this man from the Veterans Affair Committee as well as a State Rep.

    • Terry Morriken NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      I was utterly disgusted when I saw a video of this incident.

      Al Baldasaro's comments were; disgusting, homophobic, ignorant, uncaring, and idiotic.

      Al Baldasaro is unfit to serve as chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee because it is obvious he is completely biased.

      • almost 3 years ago

      I cannot believe this. Certainly Baldasaro needs to be removed from his position. Come on. I call him by his last name only because he doesn't deserve the title given to him.


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