The note received a quick indictment from the Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg; South Bend, Indiana, Mayor is a veteran and deployed in 2014.
Buttigieg is not the only 2020 presidential candidate with a significant military background. Rope. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who also runs, joined the Hawaii National Guard in 2002 and volunteered to distribute in 2004 and served two tours on duty, including in Iraq.
Schultz had appeared on conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt's radio program earlier Thursday and told host: "I've spent more time in the last decade, certainly than someone running for president with the military." He quoted a series of military base visits and friendship with retiree Adm. William McRaven and Senior Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
Buttigieg – a lieutenant in the Marine Reserve deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 – had previously fired at Schultz's claim.