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FIRST ON FOX – Former Republican congressional candidate and Green Beret veteran Jason Bacon launched the Green Beret PAC on Monday, in an effort to support several U.S. Army Special Forces veterans and other conservative veterans who are running for Congress in the mid-term elections of 2022, in order to avoid another “travesty” such as the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“It is no coincidence that we are launching Memorial Day, less than a year after watching the Biden administration’s failed leadership contribute to the loss of American lives in Afghanistan,” Bacon said in a statement. Press. “It is imperative that we elect real leaders to Congress with the knowledge and experience necessary to prevent this kind of travesty.”
“The Green Berets have spent years implementing American foreign policy on the ground,” Bacon added. “They are warrior diplomats, who have learned foreign languages, understood foreign cultures and lived among local people. They have experience beyond that of a typical congressional candidate.”
“We are proud to support these outstanding candidates for Congress,” he concluded.
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PAC endorses Christian Castelli in North Carolina’s 6th congressional district, Pat Harrigan in North Carolina’s 14th congressional district, Derrick Anderson in Virginia’s 7th congressional district, Jay Collins in Florida’s 15th congressional district , Tyler Allcorn in Colorado’s 8th congressional district, Joe Kent in Washington’s 3rd congressional district, Don Buldoc in the U.S. Senate race from New Hampshire, Mike Waltz in Florida’s 6th congressional district, and Eli Crane in the Arizona’s 2nd congressional district.
Each of these candidates is a Republican, and all are Green Berets, with the exception of Crane, who was a Navy SEAL.
The new PAC’s staff includes mostly veterans, including Christopher Miller, a former US Army special forces colonel and former US secretary of defense. Miller will serve as chairman of the PAC board.
President Biden dismissed criticism of his withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying in December 2021 that “no one has found a way to tell me ‘how to withdraw’ without anyone getting hurt”.
Yet critics have blamed Biden for break one’s own promise not to leave the Americans behind, among other things.
“If there are any American citizens left, we’re going to stay to get them all out,” Biden told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Aug. 16. However, on August 31, barely 15 days later, President marked the end of the war in Afghanistan with a speech in which he admitted that “about 100 to 200 Americans remain in Afghanistan with some intention of leaving”.
“What’s really embarrassing and almost frightening to know is that we have a commander-in-chief who doesn’t see the imperative to bring the Americans home,” said Lt. Gen. (Retired) William ” Jerry” Boykin to Fox News in an interview on Sept. 1. “It’s a long-standing philosophy, not just of the military, but of America.”
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Boykin joined other retired military leaders in call for resignations senior Biden military and diplomatic officials, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, at the following the withdrawal.
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