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Republicans were for bringing Bowe Bergdahl home before they were against it

Some Republicans are backing away from their initial praise of Bowe Bergdahl’s release, even deleting tweets and statements they posted several days ago welcoming Bergdahl back home. The Obama administration secured the American soldier’s release by sending several captured Taliban leaders to Qatar.