(Analbumcover @ Feb 03 2013, 01:41 PM)
Republicans lash out at Ron Paul for tweet regarding Navy SEAL’s death http://rt.com/usa/news/paul-tweet-death-chris-502/
Routh served tours in Iraq and was reportedly brought to the shooting range as a means of treating his post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
“Chad and Chris had taken a veteran out to shoot to try to help him,” a friend of Kyle’s adds to the Times, “And they were killed.”
Rep. Paul, a veteran himself, openly responded to the news on Monday, tweeting that afternoon from his cRonPaul Twitter account.
“Chris Kyle's death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn't make sense,” he wrote.
Less than two days after the congressman made the remark, Rep. Paul’s comment has been retweeted nearly 1,000 times. Addressing Kyle’s death only hours after the incident occurred, however, the quip caused a backlash of sorts by many, including fellow Republicans, who felt offended by the former lawmaker’s remark.