Hero Pilot ‘Sully’ Sullenberger Utterly Destroys Trump And His ‘Cowardly, Complicit Enablers In Blistering Op-Ed
On Monday, retired airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became a national hero after landing the famous “Miracle on the Hudson,” wrote a scorching op-ed in the Washington Post, calling out President Doandl Trump and his Republican allies for their incompetence, saying that “this is not the America I know and love” and encouraging voter participation ahead of the midterm elections.
In his message to the nation, Sullenberger wrote that he “witnessed the best in people” on Jan. 15, 2009, when he led 154 people to safety by making an emergency landing on the Hudson River after a malfunction on US Airways Flight 1549.
“To navigate complex challenges, all leaders must take responsibility and have a moral compass grounded in competence, integrity and concern for the greater good,” he wrote.
Tragically, people in positions in power today are not projecting their best, Sullenberger wrote.
“Many are cowardly, complicit enablers, acting against the interests of the United States, our allies and democracy; encouraging extremists at home and emboldening our adversaries abroad; and threatening the livability of our planet.”
In a jab to Trump, he wrote: “Many do not respect the offices they hold; they lack — or disregard — a basic knowledge of history, science and leadership; and they act impulsively, worsening a toxic political environment.”
Sullenberger, an Air Force veteran, said that the “current absence of civic virtues” should not be normalized.
“We must rededicate ourselves to the ideals, values and norms that unite us and upon which our democracy depends,” he wrote. “We must be engaged and informed voters, and we must get our information from credible, reputable sources.”
Sullenberger wrote that he has been a registered Republican for the majority of his adult life but has “always voted as an American.”
“We cannot wait for someone to save us. We must do it ourselves,” he wrote. “This Election Day is a crucial opportunity to again demonstrate the best in each of us by doing our duty and voting for leaders who are committed to the values that will unite and protect us.”
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