It's hard to see anything that’s as broken as our Congress. But it’s a place where the pragmatic leadership I learned in my four deployments during the Iraq war can contribute to the solutions we desperately need.
The Marines in my platoon came together from across the country, with many different backgrounds and beliefs, yet we all rose above those differences to do what is best for America. And when we partnered with Iraqi political and military leaders, we worked across even deeper cultural divides to achieve goals larger than ourselves. We didn’t worry about our own agendas—we put the country first, focused on the mission, and worked as hard as we could. We need that spirit in Washington.
I believe in America’s future. I’ve seen people come together to succeed in too many difficult situations to lose faith in our ability to meet our biggest challenges. We must improve healthcare for our Veterans, increase economic opportunities, defeat ISIS with a better political strategy--and we have to do so with a bipartisan approach.
Let's show America that a new generation of leadership will make the difference. Please join me -->