The movie “American Sniper” has been a big hit at the box office. Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego, who served as a Marine in Iraq, talked about snipers on CNN’s “State of the Union.”


“Snipers are a totally different breed of men. I got to serve with a lot of snipers and unfortunately we lost a lot of snipers. They’re awesome. They’re great to have. They’re entirely different from the door kickers like myself and a bunch of other guys. but they’re great to have in combat with you.” Although he says snipers are a different breed, real life sniper Chris Kyle, who’s story was told in the movie, was still human. “Yeah I think we have to remember Kyle was a human being.” Gallegos says if a movie was made about him, he hopes he gets someone like Bradley Cooper, who played Kyle, to portray him. “If I’m ever in a movie, I’d like to have someone like Bradley Cooper or anybody tall, skinny and good looking.”

Mike Sauceda