Ambassador John Bolton, the firebrand Republican whom George W. Bush famously tapped to serve as the United States’ envoy to the United Nations via recess appointment, endorsed Dr. Mark Green’s campaign to represent the people of the 7th Congressional District, replacing Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) on Thursday.
“Dr. Mark Green has served on the front lines of the War on Terror as a flight surgeon, most notably on the mission to capture Saddam Hussein,” Bolton said in a statement; adding:
His unique experiences as a veteran of the U.S. Army make him well-suited to make sound foreign policy and national security decisions that will keep America and her allies safe amid a multitude of global threats. I have full confidence in Dr. Green’s ability to lead and to be a strong voice in Congress.
During the course of the campaign so far, the current state senator and congressional hopeful has garnered the support of Republicans and conservatives across the conservative movement. Ambassador Bolton joins prominent conservatives like Senator Ted Cruz and Reagan economist Dr. Arthur B. Laffer in endorsing Green.
Dr. Green said, “Few people understand the global challenges facing our nation better than Ambassador Bolton. I’m honored to receive his endorsement, and I look forward to working alongside him to fight for a stronger and freer America on the world stage. It’s time to reverse President Barack Obama’s failed placement of American interests secondary to the process of globalization.”
Dr. Mark Green is a West Point graduate who earned his medical degree – becoming a decorated flight surgeon – during his twenty-years of service in the Army. After retiring in 2006, he went on to serve as the CEO Align MD, a staffing company specializing in hospital emergency department management. In 2012, he ran against incumbent Democrat Tim Barnes, winning by a definitive 53 to 47 margin, going on to easily earn re-election in 2016. After a short stint as a Trump Administration nominee for Secretary of the Army – from which he was forced to withdraw due to a coordinated attack from the activist Left – Green launched his Five Stones initiative to support candidates who embrace Christian values.
Shortly after Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) announced her candidacy to replace retiring junior Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Green announced his intention to run. He after the withdrawal of Lee Thomas Miller’s bid for the office, Green in the sole Republican candidate currently running in the staunchly conservative congressional district.