Ryan Zinke Quotes.
For those who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, it is a call of duty to take back America from a Commander-in-Chief that is incapable of understanding the sacrifices that have been made for the values that have made America great.
Our veterans have already given everything they have to support and defend our nation – some of them sacrificing life and limb.
Too many of Montana’s own have fallen in the line of duty fighting radical Islamic terrorists, like 31-year-old husband and father of four, Blackfeet warrior Army Corporal Tony ‘Many Hides’ of Great Falls.
Clean air and clean water are absolute top priorities when we talk about responsible energy development; however, the final rule issued by the Obama administration does nothing to further protect our resources.
Obama and his Democrat allies in Congress have proven they will use bait-and-switch tactics to move more unvetted refugees into our communities. This will inevitably put our nation and our citizens at risk for future terrorist attacks.
I strongly endorse Donald Trump because we need a president that will put our veterans in front of the line rather than watch them die while in line.
We’ve walked away from our treaty obligations in Ukraine, putting NATO at risk.
If ISIS strikes, it’s going to strike Americans – not Republicans or Democrats. This is not partisan politics.
I think it’s a reasonable request to ask: if you’re going to write a piece of regulation that affects Montana, I think you should know the difference between Butte and Bozeman.
I believe in the value of life. I believe we must prepare our children for tomorrow with the family values of my grandparents.
If you find a node that you can penetrate, that you can eliminate, and draw more information for future operations, I think it’s prudent to do.
I’ve served in 25 nations. I’ve seen where people don’t trust their government. We’re there. In the military, the last option is to send in the SEALs.
I think America is strong enough to fix the problems, grace and honor to D.C. I think energy independence and control spending. We have to go to a balanced budget. Quite frankly, as far as our debt goes, I don’t think you can tax your way out of it. I think people are taxed enough.
I want to be a part of the team that’s ‘making America great again’ in whatever capacity I can serve.
As someone who grew up in a logging and rail town and hiking in Glacier National Park, I am honored and humbled to be asked to serve Montana and America as secretary of interior.
We have a duty to fight ISIS; air operations alone will not defeat ISIS.
Under our rules of engagement, if I were ISIS, what I would do is collocate my headquarters next to a school or a hospital and ensure that there would be collateral damage. They know our rules of engagement as well as we do. They operate with impunity.
Senator Tester is wise enough to make sure his voice is heard in a positive manner to get things done.
Americans don’t want to see our military become Republican or Democrat. Americans appreciate that our military belongs to all of us.
We have more natural resources – coal, oil, wind – across the board not only to be energy independent but to be a leading exporter.
I think we need to do two things – or three things. One is we need to put a stop on refugees until we can vet.
When you have a script where we say we are just going to do air operations alone within the territory of Iraq, what happens is the forces then that we want to target will move their forces, colocate with hospitals, schools, embed themselves to be very, very difficult to conduct air operations against.
I’m proud of Congress as a body. At the end of the day, we’re the people’s house, and we should be very mindful that we represent the people.
I look forward to making the Department of Interior and America great again.
The right rules of engagement means giving our forward commanders the authority and flexibility to take the initiative and win. Trust our forward deployed warriors to do their job. Political appointees running the war from Washington is just wrong.
There’s no assigned seats in the House. I spent the first couple months just getting to know my Congress. So I kind of wander around.
If you put our guys in harm’s way, you better support them with the right equipment, the right rules of engagement, the right Medevac, the right quick-reaction force.
Remember, it is the president’s constitutional duty to provide a strong national defense. Don’t insert politics into national security. Listen to your ground commanders. They know better than anyone what our military’s needs are. Have somebody strong at home who can provide you with needed support ‘off the battle field.’
I love Teddy Roosevelt… As a country, we need to think big again.
Nicknamed ‘Mad-Dog Mattis’ by his men, he was a command warrior in the old George Patton mode. He wasn’t an armchair general by any definition of that much-maligned term. If a Marine re-upped at a location where he was present, he would personally go to that Marine and thank him or her for rejoining.
I have always been a strong supporter of public lands and have voted against the transfer or sale of public lands. My position is known and well-established.
When you’re asked by the president to serve, it’s awfully hard to say no, and I’m loyal.
Our military sons and daughters that are placed in harm’s way deserve the right equipment, the right training, and the right rules of engagement to win decisively on any field of battle.
In order to prosecute war, you have to take some risk.
If you get the government off our back, there’s no economy in the world that can create more jobs in the long-term for everybody.
As a kid who grew up in Montana, I resent regulation being formulated and forced in Washington from bureaucrats that have never been to Montana.
Putin drops bombs. We drop leaflets.
On the House side, when Donald Trump came, he received multiple standing ovations.
America is smarter than the politicians. America is demanding a change and not more of the same cronyism, not more of the same deception, corruption, and business. Washington, D.C., needs to be shaken up.
I could literally go on for pages upon pages about Mattis and how influential this man was to me and many others who fought alongside him.
May God bless Montana, God bless America, and God bless the troops who defend her.
When a recruiter first told me about the Navy SEALs, I knew it was the right fit.
I would be in support of giving the military commanders more latitude in their rules of engagement rather than be restricted to the point we’re tying someone’s hands behind their back.
Special ops isn’t the answer to everything. Special ops is not the main guard.
I just want to be a really good congressman. You should look at what you are today and be the very best you can.
Our foreign policy and our military policy is make sure that we fight on foreign shores and not shores here.
Having too many layers of approval in a dynamic battlefield environment delays our ability to fight and win, especially when troops are engaged in combat.
A lot of what a military officer does is not just leading troops in combat. It’s also doing budgets. It’s solving complex problems. If you can sit down with warlords, you can certainly sit down with different parties and folks with different interests and come out with an amenable solution.
Congress has the constitutional responsibility to control the power of the ‘purse’.
Radical Islamic terrorists and those who fund it remain a credible threat to America and a clear and present danger to democracy.
The United States should have stepped up and destroyed ISIS at its origins rather than wait until ISIS grew their capabilities and influence.
At the end of the day, I think you’re on high moral ground when you respect Montana and you respect the Constitution and you do your duty as a Senator. We need to put Americans’ and Montanans’ interests in the front seat and politics in the back.
My heart is heavy for the people of Paris, Beirut, and other nations affected by ISIS terrorists.
I believe in American exceptionalism. As a Navy SEAL, I fought so that I would never have to see my president bow to anyone.
Gen. Mattis is a warrior. What I appreciate about Gen. Mattis is he understands the principle that if you go to war, you go to war to win.
My wife, she was an early-adopter to Trump and a supporter of Trump – earlier than me, by far.
Technology certainly is going faster. Dynamics on the battlefield are faster. And so, I think you do need, you know, a warrior that is adept in technology, you know, certainly skilled.
I have seen America’s sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers fight valiantly for our freedom and pay the ultimate sacrifice to defend us.
What works in Washington, D.C. or New York City oftentimes doesn’t work out in Billings, Montana, or elsewhere in the country.
We need to make sure these Islamic terrorist organizations don’t become mainstream. We’re fighting an ideology as much as a group of radical terrorists.