Clinton ‘appalled’ by Guard retracting bonuses
Hillary Clinton says in a statement that she’s “appalled” that the National Guard has ordered nearly 10,000 soldiers to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Democratic presidential nominee says it’s unacceptable to subject the troops to financial burdens because of what she calls “mismanagement from the California National Guard” and the Pentagon’s “rigid bureaucracy.”
The California National Guard says it has been trying to inform soliders of an appeals process. The soldiers face returning bonuses of $15,000 or more because of what the guard has called “bad actors” who mislead soldiers with outsized bonuses.
Clinton says Congress should pass legislation “to right this wrong.”