Meet the Candidate
Running For:U.S. House of Representatives
Education:Creighton University, Doctor of Dental Surgery
I practiced for 25 years as a dentist before being elected to Congress. Since my first election I have developed a record as a staunch conservative fighter with the highest ratings from the American Conservative Union, the NRA, Gun Owners of America, FAIR, NumbersUSA and others.
President Trump endorsed me and he calls me his “fighter” and his “warrior.” I stood up for election integrity from the outset. I have fought the leftists on their dangerous cultural games like allowing boys to compete in sports against girls. I have voted to reduce spending my entire career, which would reduce inflation if enacted. I voted for the successful tax cuts that made the economy roar under President Trump.
I am known as a border hawk because of my firm belief in building, completing and activating a secure wall and border and to stop all immigration until we get a handle on the millions of illegals here who need to be deported.
I have a wife, Maude, and three adult children, Elle, Gaston and Isabelle.
I am running for reelection to set things right again. While in office under President Trump, I worked with him to restore our nation. We improved the economy. We improved our national defense. We improved our trade and manufacturing. Inflation was under control and wages increased. It was great implementing policies in Congress that worked. Now, things have turned very bad. I seek reelection to work with the new majority to fix all the problems that have been created in the last year and a half.
I want to enact good economic policies that will reduce inflation. I want to get my bills passed to halt illegal immigration completely and deport illegal aliens who should not be here and are taking jobs and using resources meant for citizens. I want to get assurances that our election system has been fixed. I want to get Arizona more water by working on funding for a water pipeline and other resources. And I want to make sure that our children have a better place to live than we did. Today, that cannot be said the way things are going.
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|1. Securing the border by blocking crossings from undocumented migrants.
|I have sponsored many bills to lock down our border 100%. I also have a bill to stop all immigration until we figure who is here illegally and we start deporting them. My ratings from strong border security groups include 100% from FAIR and 100% from NumbersUSA.I have been to the border multiple times, seen the problem first hand, met with customs and border patrol agents, and watched the current invasion take place. It is horrific what is happening to our country. I also have legislation to create a federal death penalty for Mexican drug lords and dealers who are sending deadly fentanyl into our country. In 2021 alone, we lost 105,000 citizens due to fentanyl poisoning, This is a massacre and it needs to stop. It will stop when we close the border and my bills pass into law.
|2. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.
|I am against abortion in all circumstances. As a health care provider I can say that I am not aware of a situation where we have to kill the baby in order to save the mother. That just doesn't happen. Hospitals have a doctor attending to the baby and different doctors attending to the mother. There really is not modern reason to kill a baby to save the mother.
|3. Appointing federal judges who will interpret the U.S. Constitution in light of current times, rather than according to the framers’ original intent or text.
|100%. I have been promoting the Rule of Law and getting back to the Constitution for years. It is great to finally see some Supreme Court decisions that are read the text only and not making new laws.The judges are not legislators. They are not free to make up laws they want to see. They are limited to interpreting laws and interpreting the Constitution based on the words and text and the meaning of the terms used when first drafted. This idea from the Left that the Constitution is "living" and they can just change it to mean what they want it to mean is dangerous and wrong. Judges like that should be impeached or removed.
|4. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
|Our nation is suffering an ongoing cultural attack by the Left. They are attacking our families, which form the basis of our nation and our future. Mentally ill people who don't know what gender they are should receive counseling and understanding. But they should not be a protected class or entitled to favoritism in hiring preferences. The current protected classes are more than adequate.
|5. Enacting a federal tax credit program allowing taxpayers to direct a portion of their tax dollars to provide educational options such as private or homeschools.
|Parents know better than the government what schools are best for their children. I fully support the right of parents to pick the school of their choice without government mandates. The tax money used to pay for schools should attach to the student and go where the student goes. In this manner the schools that are the best fit for a child get the funding from that child via tax payments.
|6. Amending the U.S. Constitution to require Congress to balance the federal budget every year.
|It is apparent to me that the way Congress functions, or doesn't function, balancing the budget is impossible. Too many politicians in DC are addicted to spending money. We will need a balanced budget amendment to stop this insanity. I previously co-sponsored several balanced budget amendments. The Cut, Cap and Balance amendment was a work of beauty. The Senate rejected it, but it passed the House under my watch and with my help. I will continue to fight for this.
|7. Providing any direct or indirect federal funding to Planned Parenthood and other entities that provide abortions.
|Abortion is the murder of a baby. The government should never use tax money to support the killing of innocent life. I have voted against bills that included any such funding. Protecting the sanctity of life is a key duty of our government. The pursuit of Life, Liberty and Property encompasses that quite well. I hope that the states vote to prohibit abortions and that we provide alternatives to pregnant women who do not feel able or willing to raise a child.
|8. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.
|I have one of the most pro Second Amendment records in Congress. My A+ rating from the NRA and GOA and American Firearms Association reflect my commitment to protect this right. The Second Amendment states that Congress will pass no law that infringes on the right to keep and possess arms. This provision was not about hunting. It was about self-defense and defense of others. I support defunding the ATF whose sole mission is fundamentally unconstitutional. I have a bill to that effect. I have many bills to protect and preserve the right of every American to own and possess a weapon if they so choose. I encourage all people to train regularly and learn the proper and safe handling of a gun.
|9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.
|In a free market, businesses should be able to choose who they do business with, and if they is a religious belief that would be trampled on by engaging in an activity they object to, they should not be forced to violate their beliefs. This question pertains to the gay cake that a court ordered a Christian baker to make. The trampling of the baker's Christian beliefs was wrong and immoral.
|10. Passing either the Freedom to Vote Act or the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to federalize election laws.
|Both of these laws are intended to make cheating easier. I oppose both. Each state is responsible for the time and manner of their elections. The federal government is largely incompetent and cannot be trusted to run a fair election either way. Democrats have weoponized the DOJ to attack their political opponents. It is not much of a stretch to see that they would use the DOJ to cheat and favor their candidates. This cannot be accepted or tolerated.
|11. Eliminating the filibuster rule requiring 60 votes in the U.S. Senate to move most legislation.
|The filibuster is a senate rule, but it has worked well for a long time. It allows one or more senators to slow down very bad laws that could otherwise take effect. Because of the high number of awful bills that come from the House, this ability to slow down or stop insane laws is worth preserving.
|12. Regulating social media platforms as providers of information comparable to broadcast news.
|At this point, yes. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and others all colluded to cheat in the 2020 election by shadow banning President Trump and conservatives. They all spread misinformation about COVID that lead to deaths and misery. They engage in rampant propaganda and lies to the public about news events and bury the truth or ban the truth or alternative viewpoints altogether. I have several bills pending that would remove Section 230 protection that these Big Tech monopolies now enjoy. These companies have abused their position of trust and responsibility and are run by socialists and far leftists. Fairness must be restored and that will come with regulation of their businesses and removal of all liability for their lies and interference.