Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone who voted for Scott DesJarlais in yesterday’s primary!
Jasper, TN – Dr. Scott DesJarlais’ congressional campaign today announced that the National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed Scott DesJarlais for U.S. House of Representatives for Tennessee’s 4th District in the August 2nd Republican primary election.
“Scott DesJarlais truly understands the sanctity of the Second Amendment as enshrined in our Bill of Rights, and since his election to Congress in 2010, has demonstrated that conviction. We encourage everyone in Tennessee’s 4th District to vote Scott DesJarlais for U.S. House of Representatives in the August 2nd primary election,” said Chris Cox, Executive Director for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.
Congressman DesJarlais stated, “As an avid sportsman and constitutionalist, I believe strongly in the citizenry’s right to bear arms. We must guard these rights from those who fail to understand our nation’s heritage and would legislate or regulate in such a way as to prevent individuals from protecting themselves, their family and their property. I’m proud to receive this endorsement from the NRA and thank them for their ongoing efforts in defending our second amendment rights.”
“Today’s dismal economic report provides us with further evidence that this administration’s policies of more spending, more regulation and more government are moving our economy in the wrong direction . . .
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I ultimately voted against the bill that raised the debt limit and set up the failed super committee because my constituents and I felt that it was bad policy and didn’t do enough to cut spending—a view that seems to have been proven accurate. That being said, I absolutely believe that finding a solution to prevent sequestration is critical to the future of our nation.
There is bipartisan agreement that these deep cuts would deal a devastating blow to our nation’s security. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has stated that these cuts threaten “the programs critical to our nation’s security,” and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey called sequestration “the definition of a hollow force.”