November 10, 2017

NASHVILLE – As Tennesseans join others across the country in horror at the gross sexual misconduct allegations made against Alabama’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Roy Moore, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has turned to a well-worn page in her campaign playbook: silence. Blackburn, another endorsed candidate of Breitbart News, has yet to condemn Moore or say if he should continue to be a candidate for U.S. Senate.

“Roy Moore is not fit to serve in the U.S. Senate and Congresswoman Blackburn should say so,” said Iraq war combat veteran and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate James Mackler. “Tennesseans need elected leaders that will put politics aside and stand up for what’s right and that’s why I’m running for U.S. Senate. Congresswoman Blackburn’s silence is deafening, if not disqualifying.”



When America was attacked on September 11, 2001, attorney James Mackler felt the need to do something. A successful attorney in private practice, he closed shop to enlist in the Army, spending three years as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot with the 101st Airborne Division including a deployment in Iraq.

Upon his return from Iraq, James transferred to the Judge Advocate General Corps where he prosecuted murderers and rapists. In civilian practice, he’s continued to work finding ways to apply the law to improve the lives of others.

James left the active duty in 2011 but continues to serve in the Tennessee Air National Guard. A graduate of Duke University, he earned a law degree from the University of Washington.

James, 45, resides in Nashville with his wife and their two young children.

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