This is not good.
General Kensinger refused to appear here today, Rep. Henry Waxman said. His attorney informed the committee that General Kensinger would not testify voluntarily, and if issued a subpoena, would seek to evade service.
I’ve always been an admirer of our Special Forces. My Uncle Howard was a Green Beret. General William O. Darby — the man who founded the Army Rangers — was born in Fort Smith. He died in Italy at the close of World War II — a hero.
The U.S. Marshals Service is our nation’s oldest law enforcement agency. Founded in 1789 with Senate Bill 1, the Service provided a crucial component to enforcing our young nation’s Constitution.
It deeply saddens me that a retired Special Forces commander is evading the Marshals Service attempts to issue a Congressional subpoena.
The committee issued a subpoena and gave it to U.S. marshals, said Karen Lightfoot, a committee spokeswoman. The marshals tried three times to deliver the subpoena.
In a previous hearing, Kensinger’s lawyer had said his client would refuse to answer questions under his Fifth Amendment rights, which give protection against self-incrimination.
As disappointed as I am in the failure of individuals who represent icons of all that is good with our nation, I can’t possibly fathom the disillusionment the Tillman family must be living with.
The Rangers motto is, “Rangers lead the way.”
Well, General, Pat Tillman led the way. Your country is waiting for you to follow suit. Sir.