Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s guilty plea to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy Monday may prove uncomfortable for Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, who praised Bergdahl as an “American hero” in 2014.
Bergdahl abandoned his post in Afghanistan in 2009 before getting captured by the Taliban, who held him prisoner for five years. (RELATED: Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Desertion, Misbehavior)
The Obama administration secured his release by swapping five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay in 2014. Obama announced Bergdahl’s release in a celebratory event with the deserter’s parents at the White House Rose Garden.
Sen. Murphy helped the Obama administration sell Bergdahl’s release as a major victory.
“An American hero is coming home,” the Connecticut senator wrote on Twitter.
An American hero is coming home. http://t.co/jbwcNdVBvA
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) May 31, 2014
The Daily Caller has reached out to Murphy’s office to see if the senator has any regrets about describing Bergdahl as “an American hero.”