Thank you, Evergreen Public School Superintendent John Deeder, for your outstanding 48 years of service to SW WA's education community.
Providing for the defense of our country is the federal government’s primary constitutional responsibility. This is a duty I take very seriously.
In the current global climate, there are para-state entities and organizations with radical ideologies like ISIS that rely on terrorism to further their agenda. Whenever these groups pose a threat to America and her citizens, the U.S. must take action to eliminate the threat.
It’s important that our military has the resources to be well-trained, well-equipped, and well-protected in combat. But we must also recognize that aggression in the 21st century from nation-states that don’t have our best interests in mind will come in the form of cyber-attacks meant to weaken our critical systems and sensitive institutions. I support a robust and advanced U.S. strategy to deter any such attacks.