Michigan Army veteran Tom Barrett blasts Biden’s ‘leadership decline’ at launch of GOP campaign for Congress


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A Republicans From the state senator Michigan He announced that he would run for Congress and quit the military after 21 years Biden Administration’s The Afghanistan withdrawal and military COVID-19 vaccine order has been violated.

State Sen. Tom Barrett, an Army veteran, said he was the Rep. For the new congressional district around Lansing. Elissa Slatkin, D-Mitch, announced Monday that she will face off.

In his promotional video announcement, Barrett cited Biden’s military vaccine order and the deadly Afghanistan withdrawal as two reasons why he was running, saying he would leave the army to campaign for the position after two decades of service.

Biden asks from representatives. Slotkin, Sheryl around August. 31 Afghanistan Deadline Extension: Report

LBL caught up with a former helicopter pilot Monday to discuss his campaign for the US House of Representatives.

Barrett cited Biden’s “complete collapse of leadership” during the devastating Afghan withdrawal as “opening the door” to his decision, calling the withdrawal of the chaotic army an “unforgivable judgment omission” that caused the deaths of 13 US service members.

President Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken see Carrie’s team move on the transfer case with the remains of the Marine Corps CPL. Sunday, August 13, for the 13 service members killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 29, 2021. Humberto A., 22, of Logansport, Indiana, was killed during an accidental return at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on 29, 2021. Sanchez. 26.
(AP Photo / Caroline Coster)

“And then, following through on this unconstitutional intrusion of the individual rights and freedoms of the people surrounding the vaccine mandate, it was really a straw that broke the camel’s back for me,” Barrett said. “And I decided I couldn’t sit down anymore.”

“As a helicopter pilot in the Michigan Army National Guard, I cannot fight the Biden administration,” he continued. “If I’m going to fight back and do something about it, it’s a meaningful difference for the men and women I’ve served.”

The Pentagon says there are “dozens” of family members of US troops left in Afghanistan

State Senator Biden burned down the administration for “ignoring” the army’s vaccine immunity for those recovering from the coronavirus and returned to his campaign promise to not enforce the vaccine mandate.

Barrett said he wants to “stand up” and give voice to those in their shoes who “can’t stand up for themselves” like “younger forces”.

“I am opposed in principle to the forced nature of this mandate. For those who want to get vaccinated, that is their decision and I fully support it,” Barrett said, noting his work in the Michigan legislature. Make sure that vaccine access is “heavily available” for those who want the vaccine.

Protesters take to the streets outside the Barclays Center on Sunday, October 24, 2021, in New York before the NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets against COVID-19 vaccination orders.  (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

Protesters take to the streets outside the Barclays Center on Sunday, October 24, 2021, in New York before the NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets against COVID-19 vaccination orders. (AP Photo / John Minchillo)

“But I’m not going to make it mandatory or mandatory on anyone,” Barrett continued. “It’s a personal health care decision they have to make, and only they.”

Barrett said his campaign focuses on the “economic devastation” caused by the Biden administration’s policies, such as rising fuel costs, inflation and other economic problems.

She said her campaign focuses on “empowering parents” when it comes to their children’s education, noting that there are schools in Michigan that represent “closed doors to parental input.”

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US Attorney General Merrick Garland testified at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on October 21, 2021 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC

US Attorney General Merrick Garland testified at the House Judiciary Committee hearing on October 21, 2021 at the US Capitol in Washington, DC
(Greg Nash-Pool / Getty Images)

“And now they have the Department of Justice and the FBI in arms against the Biden administration inexcusably,” Barrett said. “We will fight back to give parents a voice in their children’s education and put them back in the driver’s seat.”

The former military helicopter pilot said he thinks the recent GOP election gains in Virginia, New Jersey and across the country are an indication of how his race and other 2022 races are rallying around the US.

“I think the parents’ rebellion to raise their voice and vote for candidates gives them the empowerment they crave and seek and God has given them the right to decide on the care and custody of their children,” she said. .

US Representative Elissa Slatkin, D-Mich., Holds a community meeting Monday, December 16, 2019, at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.  (AP Photo / Carlos Osorio)

US Representative Elissa Slatkin, D-Mich., Holds a community meeting Monday, December 16, 2019, at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. (AP Photo / Carlos Osorio)

“Its reflection has been seen in Virginia and New Jersey, and the countless other elections we have seen over the past few weeks, and its going to be next year,” Barrett continued.

Slotkin is running for reelection in a new district caught by the state legislature, with two emerging political stars competing against each other for a new seat.

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