By: Rep. Gallagher
June 10, 2021
Cybersecurity has for years been a wonky, abstract concern to most Americans. No longer. The long gasoline lines and price spikes resulting from the Colonial Pipeline attack were a wake-up call, the moment cyber got real for millions. The ransomware attack disrupted one of the largest refined-gasoline pipelines in the U.S. for six days, and is part of a disturbing trend.
If lawmakers do not want the responsibility of debating and voting on decisions of war and peace then they should find a different profession.
The Marine Corps makes you buy the sword. That always bothered me. Eight hundred dollars for a fancy-looking but dull blade that I only used once for a sword arch at a buddy’s wedding. But, on Jan. 6, 2021, as I took my sword from its display case on the wall of my congressional office, it seemed like the most practical weapon with which I could defend myself, if it came to that.
Many people I love, trust, and represent in Wisconsin believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen. This is a serious claim that deserves serious consideration. It is doubly serious when the desired remedy amounts to Congress overturning the outcome of the election. That is exactly what successfully objecting to the certification of key Electoral College electors for Joe Biden would do.
We are four veterans—one Navy helicopter pilot who flew missions throughout Europe and the Middle East, and three Marines who served in the same unit during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This Veterans Day, after another bitter election, we need to focus on uniting our country and re-instilling a sense of duty that transcends petty partisanship.
By Mike Gallagher
October 19, 2020