Palin Seems to Partly Blame Obama for Her Son's Arrest

'I guess it's kind of the elephant in the room'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2016 6:25 PM CST
During a rally Wednesday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin linked her son's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence with President Obama not supporting veterans.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(Newser) – A day after Sarah Palin's son Track was arrested on domestic violence charges, the former governor of Alaska appeared to blame his troubles—at least partly—on President Obama not supporting veterans, the Washington Post reports. "I guess it's kind of the elephant in the room because my own family going through what we're going through today, with my son, a combat vet, having served in the striker brigade fighting for you all America in the war zone," the Hill quotes Palin at a rally Wednesday in Oklahoma.

Palin says her son and other soldiers "come back different," and the US needs a president who won't ignore veterans, the Hill reports. "When my own son is going through what he goes through coming back, I can certainly relate with other families who feel these ramifications of some PTSD and some of the woundedness that our soldiers do return with," she said at the rally. According to the Post, 26-year-old Track was arrested Tuesday at Palin's home after allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face while drunk and walking around with an AR-15 rifle, which his girlfriend was afraid he would use on himself. (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)

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