Army veteran challenges Perlmutter, blasts support for Iran deal
Author: Ernest Luning - February 29, 2016 - Updated: March 1, 2016
Declaring he’s on a mission “to save the Republic,” retired Army Major George Athanasopoulos filed Monday to run in a GOP primary to challenge five-term U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, a Golden Democrat.
“When I heard we were making a deal with Iran, I was floored,” Athanasopoulos, who served four tours in Iraq, told The Colorado Statesman. “I view it as a single-point disqualifier for federal office for anyone who supported that deal. Iran was trying to kill us five years ago. It’s not like we had disagreements, they were actively trying to kill us.”