Republican congressional candidate Dan Arnett made the following statement in an article in the Sunday edition of the McAlester News-Capital.
“In Arizona, the government isn’t protecting our border,” Arnett said.
“That’s an area where the government isn’t doing its job. I would like to see the government step up and do its job.”
Arnett knows how he would like to see that accomplished.
“Get our men and women out of Afghanistan and bring them back to our own borders,” Arnett said. “Let Afghanistan take care of Afghanistan.” [emphasis mine]
Arnett is one of six Republican candidates for the 2nd Congressional District, currently held by Democrat Congressman Dan Boren. The other GOP contenders are Daniel Edmonds, Howard Houchen, Charles Thompson, and last-minute candidates Raymond Wickson, and Chester Falling. State Sen. Jim Wilson is the lone Democrat candidate running against Congressman Boren.