Despite his claims to respect veterans more than anyone, President Donald Trump has frequently made offensive statements about members of the armed forces and their families.
The ship was carrying nearly 6,000 cattle when it capsized in the East China Sea Wednesday. A single crew member has been rescued.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the passenger was suffering from coronavirus symptoms.
The Coast Guard also announced Wednesday that it had launched its highest-level marine casualty investigation into the fire, which left 34 people dead.
Rescuers are searching for sailors trapped in a capsized cargo ship off the Georgia coast.
Officials searching for survivors off the coast of Santa Cruz Island say to prepare for “the worst outcome.”
“What you had, in effect, was a kidnapping,” said one lawyer for the crew who were held for weeks at sea.
Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson reportedly researched the "Morning Joe" co-host while allegedly planning an attack on Democrats and journalists.
"You, as members of the armed forces, should not be expected to shoulder this burden," Adm. Karl Schultz said.
Service members "don’t deserve to have their pay held hostage by their own government leadership," the ex-master chiefs wrote.