Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., revealed that she could be the latest Republican to have her private military records allegedly leaked to a Democratic opposition research firm by the U. S. Air Force, adding to the scandal already plaguing the Department of Defense.
The freshman congresswoman accused the Air Force Monday of likely leaking her own military records and failing to respond to official correspondence demanding answers about a series of leaks that has affected a number of other GOP lawmakers and former candidates.
“The USAF leaked information of USAF candidates in the 2022 midterms to a DEMOCRAT OPPO research firm,” Luna tweeted Monday. “Yes, I also have reason to believe my records were leaked. This is likely going to be a criminal investigation,” she added.
Almost a dozen of GOP lawmakers and former candidates have now come out saying they were impacted by the Air Force’s “unauthorized” release of military information. Much of the records appear to have been requested by and turned over to an opposition research firm that received money from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign arm for House Democrats.
Former GOP House candidate Jennifer-Ruth Green was another veteran whose personnel records, including details of a sexual assault that occurred during her time in the Air Force, were released to the public without her consent. The Air Force admitted in a letter that her military personnel records were released to a third party “without proper redaction.”
In an interview with Fox News Digital Monday, Luna said: “I believe that this is probably not the first time that this opposition research firm has done this.”
“Obviously, being a service member, I think that, regardless of political affiliation, they need to be held accountable, and they can’t give our private information, whether it’s health or service records, to anyone without our consent,” Luna continued.
“In my opinion, it’s unacceptable, and it’s BS that they didn’t get back to us sooner,” she later added.
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