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Rick Perry: Khizr Kahn 'Shouldn't Get a Free Ride' on Trump Criticism Because His Son Died In Combat

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"I think the Democrats used him in a way that, quite frankly, I'm not sure I approve of."

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who briefly campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination, said the Democrats "used" Khizr Kahn, at their convention last month.

"Mr. Kahn is the one that went out and struck the first blow, and in a campaign, if you're going to go out and think that you can take a shot at somebody and not have incoming coming back at you, shame on you," Perry said emphatically on CNN's "The Lead" Tuesday afternoon. "I think the Democrats used him in a way that, quite frankly, I'm not sure I approve of."

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