Our nation stands at a pivotal point. For months, out-of-control radical Leftists have been allowed to hijack peaceful protests and lead full-scale riots in cities across America. Night after night, we witness a spectacle of violence and destruction in our streets as Marxists and Anarchists rampage unchecked.
Enough is enough. We the People need to stand up and speak out.
This week, I joined many of my Republican colleagues on the House floor to demand a return to law and order – and that needs to start here in Washington.
The violence and unrest we see in our cities does not happen in a vacuum. All of this is fueled by reckless political rhetoric like “all cops are bad” and “defund the police.” 37 police officers have already been killed this year – up significantly from last year.
Yet, the Democratic Party has utterly failed to come to the defense of law enforcement. The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has consistently downplayed the chaos in our streets. The Democratic Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerry Nadler, refuses to even acknowledge that violence by Antifa exists, claiming it is a myth!
I called out the Democratic leadership in my floor speech on Wednesday, which you can watch here:
American values – the very bedrock of our nation – are under siege by the radical Left. A safe and prosperous society based on liberty and limited government requires the citizenry to have an authentic understanding of right and wrong. In his 1796 farewell address to the nation, George Washington said:
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man ought to respect and to cherish them.”
If we fail to defend America’s values, no one else will. The silent majority can afford to be silent no more.
To view my floor speech on Tuesday protecting American values from extremists, you can watch here: