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Mary Katharine Ham hushes Carryn Owens’ liberal critics

Carryn Owens, widow of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, was brought to tears when President Trump saluted him. (Photo via AP)

Carryn Owens, widow of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, was brought to tears when President Trump saluted him. (Photo via AP)

The most powerful moment from President Trump’s joint address to Congress on Tuesday night came when the president acknowledged the widow of a slain Navy SEAL officer Carryn Owens.

It’s also become highly controversial as many of Trump’s critics accused the president of using a grieving widow as a political prop.

William “Ryan” Owens was killed in action on January 29th as a result of the Yakla raid in central Yemen. He was the first soldier to die under President Trump’s authority as Commander-in-Chief.

“Ryan died as he lived, a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation,” Trump said to a thunderous applause in Congress while Carryn stood and was brought to tears. “I just spoke to our great Gen. Mattis, who reconfirmed that, and I quote, ‘Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies.’ Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity.”

A lot of Trump’s critics weren’t buying it. Former Hillary Clinton staffer Dan Grilo posted this to Twitter, which he has since deleted and shut down his account.

(via Twitter)

(via Twitter)

Conservative commentator Mary Katharine Ham, whose husband tragically passed away in 2015, offered some sage advice to those politicizing Owens’ death even further.

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