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Monday, June 16, 2014

Idaho’s Congressional Delegation Largely Silent In Debate Over Bergdahl’s Release

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits outside Zaney's coffee shop where Bergdahl worked as a teenager on June 2, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A sign announcing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits outside Zaney’s coffee shop where Bergdahl worked as a teenager on June 2, 2014 in Hailey, Idaho. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl remains in an Army medical facility in San Antonio, Texas, continuing his rehabilitation and waiting for the investigation to begin into the circumstances surrounding his falling into the hands of the Afghan Taliban in 2009.

Meanwhile, the congressional delegation in Bergdahl’s home state of Idaho are all responding differently to the return of their native son. For years, they pushed the Obama administration to secure his release. But, as the story turned into a partisan debate, the state’s four Republicans have largely avoided the national fray.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jessica Robinson of the Northwest News Network reports.

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