It isn’t like Congressman Brian Mast is unfamiliar with the military. After all, the GOP representative of Florida’s 18th district is a veteran of the United States Army. He even received several awards when serving our nation — and for that he should be applauded.
But Mast made a bad call when giving “tribute” to the United States Navy’s birthday when he decided to tweet some congratulations. Instead of putting up a picture of an American Naval vessel, Mast chose to put up a picture of the battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy — part of the Russian fleet.
Politico’s Dave Brown (Deputy Defense Editor) was quick to point out Mast’s error:
That's the Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy pic.twitter.com/FJKsRYU1g0
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) October 13, 2019
Of course, this just in of itself isn’t the biggest tragedy ever. Sure, he should know better and be more careful as a congressman. All one has to do to see it is a Russian battlecruiser is blow the picture’s size up.
It was also noted that Mast’s picture did have some other identifying marks taken off the picture — which raises the question of whether or not they knew what they were doing …
Here’s an odd thing, Mast’s picture has had the ‘099’ removed and the yellow Cyrillic name also removed from his image…meaning that someone knew it wasn’t US…mmmhttps://t.co/wTTjcP5DNP
— Tarquin (@Tarquin_Helmet) October 13, 2019
This isn’t Mast’s only Russian run-in though. Mast accepted 2400 from men who were found to be Russian mafia in 2018 according to another user.
This is the same guy who took $2400 from the Russian mafia.
— John Deas (@JohnDeas) October 13, 2019
By the way, this same congressman was considered by Trump to run The Veterans Administration. He was not ultimately selected.
All humor aside — why is it that wherever one turns in the GOP these days, one cannot “swing a dead cat” without hitting a Russian?
Featured image via Twitter