The Texas Republican elector who gained notoriety after pledging not to vote for Donald Trump falsely claimed he was a 9/11 first responder, it was reported Friday.
WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, said it turned up evidence to rebut Chris Suprun’s claim that he rushed to the attack at the Pentagon on 9/11 while serving as a firefighter in Virginia.
“He claimed to be a first responder with the Manassas Park [Virginia] Fire Department on September 11, 2001 and personally told us stories ‘I was fighting fire that day at the Pentagon.’ No, I was on a medic unit that day at the Pentagon and you make a phone call to Manassas Park and you find out that he wasn’t even employed there until October 2001,” a source told the radio station.
Manassas Park — which is 30 miles from the Pentagon — confirmed to the outlet that Suprun was hired a month after the attack on Oct. 10, 2001. That fire station, moreover, did not respond to the terror attacks that day.
Here;s what this man of integrity wrote in the NYT last week when announcing that his conscience wouldn't allow him to vote for an unprincipled man like Donald Trump:
Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation. That attack and this year’s election may seem unrelated, but for me the relationship becomes clearer every day.
But wait, there's more!
Suprun is also a founding member of the Never Forget Foundation, a nonprofit public charity that, according to its website, helps coach youth on overcoming adversity by using the lessons of 9/11 and other tragedies, provides training for groups and community members responding to disaster, and administers a scholarship to youth whose educational opportunities have been impacted by such tragedies.
On the thirteenth anniversary of Sept. 11 in 2014, Suprun threw the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium, as the Kansas City Royals hosted the Boston Red Sox, according to MLB.
Most people enjoy their first taste of that storied "fifteen minute of fame". If there's a second round, though, it's usually not so pleasant, as Miss Yasmin Seweid discovered yesterday, and this poser is about to discover today.