Bar­rar

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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

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Don­ald Trump is get­ting sup­port from Repub­li­cans in the Penn­syl­va­nia House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, in­clud­ing state Rep. Steve Bar­rar, R-160, of Up­per Chich­ester.

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