Yesterday, I asked Obama Administration officials why they lied to the American people and sent a cargo plane loaded with $400 million in cash to pay Iran for the release of American hostages and subsequently sent an additional $1.3 billion in cash following the release of the hostages. The Administration calls this payment leverage, but I call it ransom. While President Obama would like to hide the details behind classified briefings, I promise that Congress will get you all the answers we deserve.
I am deeply heartbroken over the loss of Officer Blake Snyder of the St. Louis County Police Department. He was a true hero, who selflessly put his own life on the line to protect our families. Officer Snyder accepted a calling to serve a cause greater than himself, putting on his uniform every day with pure devotion, optimism and a willingness to do everything in his power to keep our neighborhoods safe. We can never repay the family of Officer Snyder for his sacrifice, but through prayer and faith, I know our community will come together to support his wife and 2 year old son during this tragic time. I ask that you join me in continuing to pray for Officer Snyder’s family and all law enforcement in the greater St. Louis area.#STLCountyStrong Link
71 years ago today, the Japanese surrendered aboard the USS Missouri officially bringing the most deadly war in history to an end. Please join me in thanking those who served our nation during World War II and remembering the brave Americans who gave their lives. #VJDay Link