Congratulations to Trent Harmon from Amory, Mississippi for winning American Idol 2016 and a special congratulations to La'Porsha Renae from McComb, Mississippi and my Congressional District for being named runner up. This is a great night for Mississippi, the 'Birthplace of America's Music.'"
Like most Americans, I struggle with the idea that a public official can be given a free pass for the reckless handling and transmission of national security information and putting our country’s very safety at risk, when other public officials and members of the military have been held responsible for breaking the law in this manner. I have signed on to a letter requesting that the Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, pursuant to her authority under federal law, appoint a Special Prosecutor to formally investigate this matter. A Special Prosecutor should make the decision on whether or not Secretary Clinton should be prosecuted. No American, regardless of position, wealth, or status, should be above the law. Link
At the U.S. Capitol, in Mississippi, and all across the country this morning, flags will be raised and then lowered to half-staff for the first half of the day in somber remembrance of our fallen military heroes. At noon, flags will be raised to the top of the staff for the remainder of the day to honor and celebrate the courage and sacrifice of those brave men and women. So when you see our country’s flag today, please remember our veterans, their families, and all those who made it possible for us to celebrate this special day and to call America home. Have a safe and reflective Memorial Day.