Rep. Debbie Lesko

Lesko: Biden trampled on liberties

Rep. Debbie Lesko released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate plan on Sept. 10. 

“Throughout his time in office, President Biden has repeatedly trampled on the individual liberties of all Americans through mask mandates and now again with a broad, overreaching vaccine mandate,” Lesko said.

“His proposed vaccine mandate plan is yet another attempt by the left to assert their control over our daily lives. This blatant disregard for the rights of American citizens cannot stand. Make no mistake, if an American wants a vaccine, they should be able to get one, but no one should be forced to do so under penalty of law. President Biden has gone too far.

“I’m working with my colleagues and elected officials across Arizona to stop this authoritarian government overreach. I will not stop until this unconstitutional action has been rescinded.”

Lesko supports Congressional Gold Medals for fallen

in Afghanistan

Rep. Debbie Lesko joined colleagues in introducing legislation to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 U.S. service members who lost their lives during the attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid evacuation efforts on Sept. 3.

“The brave men and women who aided our mission to evacuate American citizens and Afghan allies and tragically lost their lives in those efforts deserve recognition for their profound sacrifice,” Lesko said. “I am proud to join my colleagues and recognize these young service members with the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal. We must never forget their sacrifice on behalf of our nation.”

Lesko calls for resignations amid Afghanistan debacle

Rep. Debbie Lesko called for the resignations of President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken amid the ongoing chaos in Afghanistan. 

“After numerous intelligence briefings and reviewing the situation on the ground, it is clear that someone must be held accountable for the chaos that has unfolded in Afghanistan and led to the loss of American lives,” Lesko said. “From the outset, it has been apparent that the Biden administration had no plan for a safe and effective withdrawal of U.S. military personnel, American citizens and Afghan allies from Afghanistan.

“After much consultation with my congressional colleagues who served in Afghanistan and studying of the ongoing situation, it is clear that the issues unfolding could have been avoided and, in many cases, that the poor decision-making that led to this chaos came straight from the top. It’s time for a change in leadership before any more American lives are lost. I call for the immediate resignation of President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken.”