“In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. President Ford went to Congress for a relief package to allow American personnel and our allies to evacuate. However, there was
ONE US SENATOR
who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon,” wrote former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in his biography, When Center Held.
“This senator reveled in the embarrassment and did everything he could leverage it politically against Ford.”
“Despite the efforts of this U.S. Senator–President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country’s fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been targeted and slaughtered for their support of America.”
“When they arrived in America, President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees integrate into American society. That SAME troublesome SENATOR TORPEDOED ANY SUPPORT for these shell shocked, anti communist, Americans and our helpers, refugees.”
Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis. As he did so, the Senator belittled those efforts.
This senator, with no shame, was given the codename: “No Name.”
What kind of person would oppose President Ford’s tireless work to do the right and humanitarian thing?
“Who would want to play politics with the well-being of innocent people who stood by America in the tragic Vietnam War?”
THAT WAS SENATOR JOE BIDEN