'Put the Country First,' Not Politics: American Heroes Call for New Approach in Washington
War heroes join Pete Hegseth to speak out.
On the eve of the midterm elections, a panel of war heroes agreed that politicians need to come together and prioritize the country before their party line.
Retired Army Ranger Sean Parnell, retired Navy SEALs Rob O’Neill and Marcus Luttrell, and Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer joined Fox & Friends co-host and Army veteran Pete Hegseth to discuss what matters most to them this election.
Parnell said that he’s felt for many years that politicians on Capitol Hill have been more concerned about representing their party instead of America itself.
"We just desperately want our politicians to come together and put America first," he said.
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O'Neill, the retired Navy SEAL who killed Usama bin Laden, advocated for more veterans to serve in Congress.
"What's the point of resistance?" he said. "It's all about America. The train's rolling."
He said he believes that regardless of political affiliation, servicemen and women will work to meet in the middle on issues facing the nation.
Meyer agreed, saying that more vets in Congress will solve the "nonsense."
"We’ve already fought for our country, now we’ve got to come back and we’re going to have to fix our country."
Watch more of the discussion above.