Bergdahl Swap A Flashpoint Of Rival Charges

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June 07, 2014 AT 5:50 AM
Republicans and Democrats who initially praised the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after his five years in captivity quickly scrubbed their welcoming tweets amid questions about whether the Army soldier was a deserter and an outcry over the exchange of five Taliban officials for his freedom. On the defensive, Democrats hammered GOP lawmakers with their own words from just a few weeks ago pleading with the Obama administration to do all it could to return Bergdahl home to his family. The swap stands as a political flashpoint on Capitol Hill that shows no sign of abating, with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel certain to face tough questions Wednesday at a high-profile House Armed Services Committee hearing.