|Ryan Zinke while Serving in the US Navy|
For Immediate Release: July 18, 2012
Whitefish, Montana - State Senator and Former Commander at SEAL TEAM SIX; Ryan Zinke, has announced the formation of Special Operations for America (SOFA). SOFA will advocate for the election of Mitt Romney and like-minded candidates who want to bring true leadership back to Washington and who believe in permanent and enduring American Exceptionalism.
Leadership that does not apologize and bow to the world for America’s greatness or politicize military operations for political gain. SOFA stands against the core threats to National Security created and unchecked by the Obama administration. SOFA will strike to ensure that veterans and our families receive the care and benefits their sacrifice has earned.
Navy SEAL’s, Special Operations Personnel and Veteran’s across America have been outraged since Barack Obama conveniently took credit for killing Osama Bin Laden for political gain. The positioning of Obama as a wartime president was predictable and un-becoming of a Commander-in-Chief. The active duty military has no voice as they are forbidden to publicly engage in the political campaign process and it is career suicide for senior military leaders to speak out against the President. In 2008, Obama ran against the issues and tactics he is now exploiting for political expediency. It appears the President is looking to deflect his economic record, embrace and ride on the coattails of America’s military. At the same time, vowing to raise military and veterans’ health care costs; who have already given so much, in order to balance the budget.
Senator Ryan Zinke said: “The President has failed and he is jeopardizing the safety of our troops, their families and our National security for political gain. Obama has exposed the identity of special operations units, leaked classified information, and limited the rules of engagement of forces on the ground. It’s time to stop President Obama from negotiating away our freedoms and our ability to win on the battlefield. For those who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, it is a call of duty to take back America from a Commander-in-Chief that is incapable of understanding the sacrifices that have been made for the values that have made America great.”
Senator Zinke is the Chairman of Special Operations for America.