State Department Spokeswoman Refuses to Apologize to Bowe Bergdahl's Platoon

Katie Pavlich

6/24/2014 3:00:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

When Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was released in a swap for five Taliban prisoners three weeks ago and celebrated by the White House as a hero, his fellow Army platoon leaders came forward with details about how he was "captured" as a prisoner. Bergdahl was accused of being a deserter who violated his oath and left on his own accord by the men who served with him. At the time of their statements, State Department Deputy Press Secretary Marie Harf was asked during a press conference about the knowledge the platoon members had surrounding Bergdahl's alleged desertion. She dismissed their statements as non-credible and the men were framed by the administration as liars. Obama White House allies went so far as to call the platoon members "psychopaths."

Last night Harf made an appearance on The Kelly File to talk about the ongoing crisis in Iraq but near the end of the interview, Megyn Kelly asked if she wanted to apologize to the platoon members, who took offense to her classification. Harf refused to apologize. The relevant portion of the video starts at the 9:45 mark.