Navy SEALs to the Rescue? – DC Watchdog

Navy SEALs to the Rescue?

( – For many years now, veterans of the United States Armed Forces have complained that there aren’t enough men and women with military experience – especially combat experience – serving in the United States Congress.

The military veterans who gather if VFW Halls across the country remember a time when a significant portion of those elected to the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate – not to mention the Presidency – had worn the uniform of their country.

Now, with only one percent of American families who have a member serving in the military, the number of military veterans elected to Congress has dwindled to the lowest number in American history.

That may be about to change if five men have their way and succeed in getting elected to Congress. And, these five men all served their country as United States Navy SEALs. – United States Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) Teams.

According to Breitbart, they are “Republicans Ryan Zinke for Montana’s 2nd District, Derrick Van Orden for Wisconsin’s 3rd District, Eli Crane for Arizona’s 1st District, Morgan Luttrell for Texas’s 8th District, and Brady Duke for Florida’s 7th District.”

Speaking about why he believes they would make effective members of Congress, Van Order told Breitbart, “we have [an] ironclad proven track record in putting the best interest of the country before our own.”

What do you think? What is your opinion? Do you believe it is essential to have a significant percentage of those who serve in Congress be men and women who are veterans of the United States Armed Forces? Would you be more likely to vote for a candidate who has worn the uniform of the United States Military? Why or why not? Please share your thoughts and opinions!

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