By William Lamberth
This November will decide the fate of our country for years to come. Will we become a nation run by radical Democrats who will destroy our country’s foundation with expensive socialist policies and violence in our streets, or will we re-elect President Donald Trump and send a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate to protect our nation’s freedoms and principles?
In his first four years in office, President Trump and his Administration have moved our country in the right direction. Just last week, we celebrated the 200th mile of the border wall and the United States Senate confirming the 200th constitutionalist judges nominated by President Trump. These policies have reshaped our judicial system for years to come and have protected our country from drug-smuggling criminals and human traffickers crossing our border illegally. I believe it is imperative that we re-elect President Trump for another four years to continue his America First agenda.
President Trump also needs conservative allies in the Senate to work with him to implement his agenda. Bill Hagerty has worked alongside the President since volunteering for him full-time during his 2016 campaign, and the President has given Bill his “complete and total” endorsement because he knows he will continue to serve all Tennesseans and the country, faithfully.
One of the things I admire most about Bill is his dedication to Tennessee and his vision for our state. A native of Sumner County, Bill was taught Christian conservative values from a young age and learned the value of hard work. These values have remained with Bill ever since, as he has worked hard to achieve successes in business, and most importantly, while raising a family.
Bill is truly dedicated to our state and country; he epitomizes what it means to be a public servant. He entered public service as Tennessee’s Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to use his business expertise to bring thousands of jobs to Tennessee at a time when our state’s economy was underperforming. He successfully had a hand in Tennessee’s recognition on the national stage for a booming economy. As Ambassador to Japan, which has the third-largest economy in the world, Bill worked tirelessly alongside President Trump to create advantageous deals between our two countries. They worked together to stand up to those countries that threatened the national security of the U.S. and our Japanese allies, such as North Korea, Iran and China.
Bill also stands behind our law enforcement officers 100 percent. He knows they are the only thing standing between law and order and anarchy. I know that Bill will stand with President Trump for the rule of law. We need Bill in the Senate to combat the radical Democrats’ call to defund the police. Bill is right – we need to support law enforcement and defund abortion providers, like Planned Parenthood, not the police.
In the U.S. Senate, Bill will continue all of our work to rebuild the economy, continue to stand up to Communist China and stand with our law enforcement officers. No one will fight harder for our Tennessee values than my friend, Bill, and I am proud to join President Trump in supporting him for the U.S. Senate. This November, let’s re-elect President Trump and send Bill Hagerty to the Senate. The fate of our nation depends on it.
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State Representative William Lamberth represents District 44 which includes part of Sumner County. This editorial endorsement is Majority Leader Lamberth’s personal opinion.