American Prisoners in Foreign Countries2019-12-19T20:29:23+00:00

American Prisoners in Foreign Countries

We must NEVER pay for the return of any American prisoners! If we have to take them by force I support that when all other methods have failed. I support President Trump on his handling of these matters.

There are more than a dozen other Americans held in North Korea, Turkey, Afghanistan, Syria, Mali, and Yemen and Venezuela. There are 20 known American hostages who remain in captivity or imprisoned by hostile regimes like these. Our government will not publicly disclose the number of American citizens being held hostage and the data remains classified over security concerns. The State Department says it has successfully aided the release of nearly 200 hostages since 2015. President Trump has had a lot to do with more hostages being released.

Officials in the State Department, the FBI and American intelligence agencies have put in place a more coordinated hostage response team – called the “hostage recovery fusion cell.” Current and former diplomats and administration officials believe the United States is getting better at freeing its citizens.

MY INTENTIONS TO ADDRESS THIS SPECIFIC ISSUE- Not one single American should be held illegally in a foreign country and EVERY effort must be made to return that American(s) home to America as fast as humanly possible. That is my 100% commitment.

In Washington I will look to strengthen and clarify our policies and position on Americans being held against their will in any foreign country. Each case and each person are different and it will be difficult to form a firm defined method to handle each specific case. Perhaps there cannot or should not be a total uniform policy or procedure for each case either. There is a careful balance required here. Some Americans held against their will maybe actually be being held on legitimate charges of real crimes in that country. Only the facts and the truth will tell us for sure.

Once facts are determined on the situation of a specific American, guilty or not, real or not, I will work hard to either bring home that American or work with the foreign government to insure the best possible solution for the incarcerated America. At ALL times those incarcerated will continue to be treated respectfully as an America!

Again we must NEVER pay for the return of any American prisoner(s)! If we have to take them by force I support that when all other methods have failed. I support President Trump on his handling of these matters.

LEADERSHIP, EXPERIENCE, AND FIERCE, DETERMINATION IS WHAT I BRING TO YOU, THE VOTER, IN THE GREAT 2ND DISTRICT OF ARIZONA! A VERY LONG PROVABLE RECORD OF SUCCESS!

 

I GET THINGS DONE!