Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s GOP Address, Will Hurd, who is running for representative of Texas’ 23rd Congressional District, critiques the Obama administration and says he wants “to get this mess in Washington cleaned up once and for all.”
Looking forward, Hurd says the country needs new energy to stay strong.
Hurd says the government should “clean up the mess of debt and waste by balancing our budget and simplifying our tax code” and “reduce the burdens on middle class families and small business owners who are trying to achieve the American Dream.”
Read the full transcript of the GOP address:
My name is Will Hurd.
My hope is to be elected representative of Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.
Because, like you, I want to get this mess in Washington cleaned up once and for all.
For too long, we’ve had an administration in DC that spends too much and listens too little, that thinks the answer to every question is more government. But when we can’t trust that government to protect our economy … secure our borders … to provide basic services to our veterans, we know something has to change.
Now, the president expects you to go to the polls and stick with the people who have stuck with him. To stick with the politicians who helped him push through ObamaCare…who helped him block solutions that would create jobs.
“These are all folks who vote with me,” he said.
But don’t we want representatives who vote with us? Don’t we want to send to Washington leaders who will take on the tough issues and focus on getting things done?
I’ve been in real fights – as an overseas officer in the CIA, I witnessed folks struggling for freedom and stared down those trying to end our way of life.
And working in the private sector trying to help companies compete, I see how our government is threatening our economic security.
We need to clean up the mess of debt and waste by balancing our budget and simplifying our tax code.
We need to reduce the burdens on middle class families and small business owners who are trying to achieve the American Dream.
We need to ensure our ability to be energy independent.
And we need to make border security, countering drug traffickers and fighting cyber criminals all national priorities.
It is time we come together to do these things.
America doesn’t need more politicians who vote in lock step with the president. We need new energy to keep our country strong, at home and abroad.
Fellow Texans and Americans, this is the opportunity we face in ten days time. This is our moment.
Let’s stand together and take our government back from the bureaucrats in Washington and put the power where it belongs: in the hands of the people.
Thank you for listening.”
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