The Candidate: Scrutinize every Military Veteran and ask tough, pointed questions

There is no need to get all excited about a Military Veteran running for office if she or he has not been thoroughly vetted. Having served in the Military does not mean a person is a good candidate. Questions must be asked of and answered by the candidate in order to fully understand the type of candidate she or he will be. 

Here is one question:

Where, exactly, does the Military Vet Candidate rate in political ideology compared to these Top 25 Conservatives currently serving today vs. the Top 25 RINO’s in office? 

Senior Research Librarian March 13, 2017

Congressional Research Service

7-5700 R44762

Excerpt from page 8: 

Military Service

At the beginning of the 115th Congress, there were 102 Members (18.8% of the total membership) who had served or were serving in the military….. According to lists compiled by CQ, the House currently has 82 veterans (including 2 female Members, as well as 1 Delegate); the Senate has 20 veterans, including 2 women.26 These Members served in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and combat or peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo, as well as during times of peace. Nine House Members and one Senator are still serving in the reserves, and six House Members are still serving in the National Guard. All of the female veterans are combat veterans.

Here is a list of Veterans currently serving in the House (115th). I do not have time find a list of and link the Senate Veteran members. All links to the House members below are from the Conservative Review Liberty Scorecard as of today, October 26, 2017. 

Remember: Do your homework, especially when a celebrity Veteran endorses a veteran candidate and you have not vetted said celebrity’s political philosophy. 

SCORES AN FHow embarrassing! 

  1. Ralph Abraham (R-La.)  
  2. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.)
  3. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-Ga.)
  4. Mike Bost (R-Ill.)
  5. Anthony G. Brown (D-Md.)
  6. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.)
  7. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.)
  8. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.)
  9. Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.)
  10. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
  11. Doug Collins (R-Ga.)
  12. K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas)
  13. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.)
  14. Paul Cook (R-Calif.)
  15. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.)
  16. Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.)
  17. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.)
  18. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.)
  19. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)
  20. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.)
  21. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.)
  22. Clay Higgins (R-La.)
  23. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)
  24. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)
  25. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)
  26. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.)
  27. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.)
  28. Steve Knight (R-Calif.)
  29. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)
  30. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.)
  31. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)
  32. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.)
  33. Steven M. Palazzo (R-Miss.)
  34. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.)
  35. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.)
  36. Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.)
  37. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.)
  38. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.)
  39. Harold Rogers (R-Ky.)
  40. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.)
  41. Steve Russell (R-Okla.)
  42. Robert C. Scott (D-Va.)
  43. Jose E. Serrano (D-N.Y.)
  44. John Shimkus (R-Ill.)
  45. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio)
  46. Tim Walz (D-Minn.)
  47. Steve Womack (R-Ark.)
  48. Don Young (R-Alaska)
  49. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)


  1. Jim Banks (R-Ind.)
  2. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.)
  3. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio)
  4. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.)
  5. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
  6. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)
  7. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.)
  8. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.)

SCORES B – Meh, still too left for me.

  1. Brian Babin (R-Texas)
  2. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.)
  3. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.)
  4. Tom Garrett (R-Va.)
  5. Andy Harris (R-Md.)
  6. Sam Johnson (R-Texas)
  7. Trent Kelly (R-Miss.)
  8. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)

SCORES C OR D – Worse than Meh. 

  1. Don Bacon (R-Neb.)
  2. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.)
  3. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.)
  4. Walter B. Jones (R-N.C.)
  5. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.)
  6. Brian Mast (R-Fla.)
  7. Pete Olson (R-Texas)
  8. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.)
  9. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)
  10. Ted Poe (R-Texas)
  11. Chris Stewart (R-Utah)
  12. Scott Taylor (R-Va.)
  13. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio)
  14. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)

No Liberty Scorecard

Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D-N. Marianas) 



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