Military and Defense

Our unequalled national defense is a beacon of freedom and liberty that is revered around the world. I am honored to bring my military experience to Congress as we draft and debate crucial legislation to set sound defense policy and provide our service members with the resources they need. Peace, prosperity and democracy at home and abroad are made possible by our continued investment in our national defense.

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July 20, 2021 Press Release
"As a former Airborne Infantry Officer and a JAG Corps Officer, I witnessed firsthand the negative consequences of mandating vaccines in our military with the Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program. Forced COVID-19 vaccinations would threaten our military readiness and would even cause military members to exit service, all while taking away rights from troops who are risking their lives to protect our freedoms.”
June 30, 2021 Press Release
“The recent cyberattack on JBS USA shows just how damaging it can be if our country doesn’t send a strong message to foreign governments who attack us via ransomware. Disruptions to our food supply chain are a national security risk as it puts our economy, health, and stability at risk. All nations who attempt to disrupt our supply chains need to be held accountable for their crimes.”
June 23, 2021 Press Release
“This crisis has gone unchecked and completely ignored by this Administration. On the front lines, CBP is overwhelmed, illegal migrant apprehensions are up over 900% from last year, and cartel trafficking of humans and drugs are surging across our border. With the Biden Administration frozen into silence and inactivity by left-leaning radicals in their own party, states like Texas and Arizona are now even being forced to rely on Florida to send local law enforcement to help them protect our country’s borders.”
June 17, 2021 Press Release
“Based on the initial framework, the 2002 AUMF is now outdated and unnecessary for the President to respond to ongoing or imminent threats in Iraq or elsewhere. Rather than relying on decades old authorizations, the President is able to use his Article II powers to defend our national security and consult Congress when required. Almost 20 years later, there is no reason why Congress should keep this obsolete AUMF in place.”
June 16, 2021 Press Release
Joe Biden has been the weakest president on Russia in 30 years. Today’s meeting was yet another example of Biden’s failure to stand up to Putin and signaled a dangerous return to the failed Obama-era policies that strengthened Russia at our expense.
June 7, 2021 Press Release
“America’s foreign policy strategy must fully defend our allies and support stability in the Middle East. Without being able to ensure that U.S. assistance to Gaza or the Palestinian Authority will not be used to fund global terrorism or get funneled to our adversaries in Iran, the Biden Administration is recklessly trying to abandon our Israeli allies and risking all Americans’ security.”
May 18, 2021 Press Release
“I supported President Trump in ending the forever wars, I supported President Trump by putting a date certain for U.S. forces to leave Afghanistan on May 1st, I supported that and I’m disappointed that the Biden Administration is kicking the can down the road until September.”
May 14, 2021 Press Release
“Joe Biden’s decision to restore aid to Palestine and his dangerous appeasement strategy with Iran have emboldened and even supported the Hamas terrorists attacking Israel. Congress must demand an end to U.S. Palestinian aid and a return to Trump’s maximum pressure strategy so that we can stand firm with our Israeli allies as they defend themselves and their sovereignty.”
April 29, 2021 Press Release
“Today, Biden’s foreign policy team is in chaos, caught between the reality of Iran’s dangerous intentions and his campaign rhetoric. Make no mistake, Biden’s leadership weakness on this issue will pave the way for Iran’s nuclear ambitions and regional efforts to destabilize its neighbors.”
April 21, 2021 Press Release
“Joe Biden’s dangerous reversal of Trump-era Iran policies and steps to rejoin the JCPOA only serve to put the United States on a path to future wars and set up the Middle East for more destabilizing chaos. I am honored to work with Chairman Banks and the Republican Study Committee on this legislation, which would make permanent Pompeo’s maximum pressure sanctions while protecting our regional allies, like Israel.”