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While Democrats scream impeachment, Wittman bolsters Navy

Garren Shipley - May 24, 2018

While you weren’t looking, Congressman Rob Wittman has been busy working to modernize and expand the U.S. Navy.

This year’s Defense Authorization includes major steps toward a 355 ship Navy — critical not only to national defense, but also to warfighters based in Virginia, and Virginia industries. Among other things, the bill includes specific authorization for the purchase of CVN-81, authorization for the purchase of CVN-81, the as-of-yet unnamed Ford-class replacement for USS Carl Vinson, as well as a number of Virginia-class submarines.

 
"It is painfully obvious that our nation’s military is at a crossroads. We can choose to retreat from the world and allow other nations to dictate the circumstances of our national security, or we can choose to lead from the front and shape the affairs of our defense strategy.  I choose the latter. I choose a military that can provide for our domestic security and is capable of protecting our national interests abroad,” Rep. Wittman said.

What are the Democrats running on? Impeachment and gun control. From the Free Lance Star:
 
Edwin Santana Jr. of Stafford County said Trump has “done more than enough to show he should be removed from office if you want to talk about incompetence or just blatantly criminal things.”

John Suddarth of Prince William County said there’s “plenty of evidence that President Trump and his cronies, cohorts and colleagues have done a lot of things—money in politics, influence peddling, corruption, collusion.”

And Vangie Williams of King George County called impeachment “necessary,” though she added: “It’s a shame that we are even having this discussion when we have so many bigger issues going on like education, infrastructure, transportation. But this president has sucked it all out of us.”
 
As you cover this race, please consider the following statement:
 
“Democrats could not be more out of touch with the 1st District. While Democrats are talking about impeaching a President who won the 1st CD by 12 points, Rob Wittman is hard at work for his constituents and the Commonwealth. The contrast is striking.” — Garren Shipley, RNC spokesman

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