Jake Tapper Rips Pro-Trump Congressman Who Lost Legs in Combat: I ‘Don’t Know About His Commitment’ to Democracy in U.S.

CNN host Jake Tapper on Wednesday questioned Rep. Brian Mast’s (R-FL) “commitment to democracy” in the U.S., though he noted Mast had lost both of his legs during his service in Afghanistan.

The remark came during a CNN panel discussion while the House was voting on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Referring to him as “a Republican from Florida,” Tapper said of Mast that he “lost his legs, by the way, fighting for democracy abroad — although I don’t know about his commitment to it here in the United States.”

Tapper was responding to a comment made by CNN’s Dana Bash  — who had criticized Mast for saying, in a House floor debate, that none of the Capitol rioters were brought to
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