Typically, those two words put together are used by liberals to describe women who are "oppressed" by Republicans, such as Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). But on Saturday, conservatives on Twitter used the moniker to describe Navy Commander Andria Slough, who fired half of the tomahawk missiles that hit a Syrian air base early Friday morning.
#USSPorter, commanded by Cmdr. Andria Slough, fired Tomahawk missiles into Syria from the #Mediterranean Sea, Apr.… https://t.co/ZDqKLSBUb5— U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet (@U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet)1491575698.0
Commander Slough is the commanding officer on the USS Porter, one of the naval destroyers stationed in the eastern Mediterranean Sea that fired the missiles last week. The other ship was the USS Ross.
According to Capital Gazette, Slough is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
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During her military career, Slough has served as a combat information center officer and an auxiliaries and electrical officer with the USS O'Brien. She's also served as a weapons officer in the USS The Sullivans and executive and commanding officer USS Defender, according to the Navy's website. She's the former deputy director for the Joint Maritime Ballistic Missile Defense Operations and Training.
Slough has a received awards like the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Pacific Fleet Shiphandler of the Year and the VADM John D. Bulkeley Leadership Award.
And while liberal women typically laud women who take courageous and noble actions, there was no sign of praise on the Left for Slough.
But conservatives didn't leave her hangin'. They took to Twitter to honor and celebrate Slough, many using the same "#ShePersisted" and "#IAmWithHer" monikers that liberals use.
#ShePersisted https://t.co/0GPZ7LxZC0— Stephen L. Miller (@Stephen L. Miller)1491688962.0
#ShePersisted #ImWithHer https://t.co/n2HqAhzFPY— Andrew T. Packer (@Andrew T. Packer)1491739472.0
@redsteeze I'm with her.— Derek Nelson (@dnelsonksu) April 8, 2017
Sweet 👊 https://t.co/8WHPRXvkK5— Tammy Bruce (@Tammy Bruce)1491666315.0
America salutes you, Commander Slough.