ing them for their service. Candidate Hillary Clinton hardly ever mentions what she will do to clean up the failures of the Veterans Administration, and almost never mentions the 22 suicides that happen every day in this country to veterans. We need a Navy and armed forces that are properly equipped to carry out their mission and not another
commander-in-chief who will make our military lead from behind.”
Barrar, who is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and chairman of the state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, said he believes Trump will project strength, specifically mentioning how many times countries like Iran and Russia taunt our military by flying too close to U.S. carriers or taking sailors prisoner. Cleary, Barrar’s opponent, is also a U.S. Navy veteran.
“That was a violation of international law and what did our secretary of defense and administration do?” asked Barrar. “They gave a weak apology. Our men and women in the military deserve better that this ... We need to send our military a leader they can believe in, a commander-in-chief who will always put America first and I truly believe Donald Trump is that person.”
Following remarks by several state representatives, to loud applause and chants of “USA, USA,” Trump’s son
Eric expressed appreciation for the endorsement on behalf of his father.
“Our country has so many problems,” Eric Trump said. “We are $20 trillion in debt, we have an educational system that is 30th in the world, and our military has been depleted. We are flying bombers built in the 1950s and flying jets from the 1960s. We have the lowest level of troops in modern day history and lowest number of ships in modern day history. Twenty-two veterans take their lives every
Donald Trump is getting support from Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, including state Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, of Upper Chichester.