Words matter. These are the best Ryan Zinke Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I want to be a part of the team that’s ‘making America great again’ in whatever capacity I can serve.
My wife, she was an early-adopter to Trump and a supporter of Trump – earlier than me, by far.
I believe in the value of life. I have fought for that value. I am the only candidate to carry a right to life bill, protecting unborn victims and ensuring that all life should be protected.
Nicknamed ‘Mad-Dog Mattis’ by his men, he was a command warrior in the old George Patton mode. He wasn’t an armchair general by any definition of that much-maligned term. If a Marine re-upped at a location where he was present, he would personally go to that Marine and thank him or her for rejoining.
I was making Molotov cocktails long before I knew the name for them.
Congress has the constitutional responsibility to control the power of the ‘purse’.
We have a duty to fight ISIS; air operations alone will not defeat ISIS.
The right rules of engagement means giving our forward commanders the authority and flexibility to take the initiative and win. Trust our forward deployed warriors to do their job. Political appointees running the war from Washington is just wrong.
Americans don’t want to see our military become Republican or Democrat. Americans appreciate that our military belongs to all of us.
I think the troops deserve the best equipment on the battlefield, the best training, and American armor if they get in trouble.
There’s a reason Montana produces more SEALs than any other state. As a collegiate athlete, I enjoyed the mental and physical challenges Division I football presented.
I have seen America’s sons, daughters, mothers, and fathers fight valiantly for our freedom and pay the ultimate sacrifice to defend us.
In my experience, given how large the border is and given how many people are coming across the border, I mean, look, if a child can come across the border, and we know there’s hundreds of thousands of children that have, then what makes you think that ISIS and terrorists can’t?
Radical Islamic terrorists and those who fund it remain a credible threat to America and a clear and present danger to democracy.
In the case of the Syrian refugees, most of them are male. Most of them are of military age, and yes, it is a significant security issue in that a background check is only as good as the authorities have information on them.
My heart is heavy for the people of Paris, Beirut, and other nations affected by ISIS terrorists.
Technology certainly is going faster. Dynamics on the battlefield are faster. And so, I think you do need, you know, a warrior that is adept in technology, you know, certainly skilled.
I support a robust economy where agriculture and businesses are able to compete in a fair and open global market.
When I joined the SEALs, no one knew what a SEAL was. What intrigued me was the level of commitment, the love of country and desire to be the best in the world at your vocation. Watching American exceptionalism in action.
I’ve been to war, and I know the consequences and sacrifice it takes. If we must fight, we fight to win.
We need to make sure these Islamic terrorist organizations don’t become mainstream. We’re fighting an ideology as much as a group of radical terrorists.
I’m an advocate for a full spectrum of energy policy, but we’re never going to get there with solar cells that are going to power this country.
The United States should have stepped up and destroyed ISIS at its origins rather than wait until ISIS grew their capabilities and influence.
I’ve served in 25 nations. I’ve seen where people don’t trust their government. We’re there. In the military, the last option is to send in the SEALs.
Obama and his Democrat allies in Congress have proven they will use bait-and-switch tactics to move more unvetted refugees into our communities. This will inevitably put our nation and our citizens at risk for future terrorist attacks.
Special ops isn’t the answer to everything. Special ops is not the main guard.
You cannot negotiate with organizations that are based on an ideology whose core is to destroy the West and America.
In American history, it’s about hard work and self-reliance. It’s not about collecting giveaways or being on unemployment forever. That the economy moves ahead for people who are going to work to realize the American dream, own a home, send your kids to college. I think it’s the founding cornerstone of America.
Gen. Mattis is a warrior. What I appreciate about Gen. Mattis is he understands the principle that if you go to war, you go to war to win.
Our veterans have already given everything they have to support and defend our nation – some of them sacrificing life and limb.
On the House side, when Donald Trump came, he received multiple standing ovations.
Canada has as much or more control of the border than we do. Getting into Mexico is a lot easier than getting into Canada.
Our foreign policy and our military policy is make sure that we fight on foreign shores and not shores here.
If you put our guys in harm’s way, you better support them with the right equipment, the right rules of engagement, the right Medevac, the right quick-reaction force.
We often fight wars with our young.
I believe in American exceptionalism. As a Navy SEAL, I fought so that I would never have to see my president bow to anyone.
There’s no assigned seats in the House. I spent the first couple months just getting to know my Congress. So I kind of wander around.
I love my country, and the mental and physical demands of the Navy SEALs was what I had been training for my whole life growing up in Montana.
As a president, we need a businessman who understands that business is not usual – someone who’s not going to put up with business as usual in Washington, D.C. Having a businessman who’s not going to put up with business as usual in Washington, D.C., is exactly what we need.
We’ve walked away from our treaty obligations in Ukraine, putting NATO at risk.
We have more natural resources – coal, oil, wind – across the board not only to be energy independent but to be a leading exporter.
I’m proud of Congress as a body. At the end of the day, we’re the people’s house, and we should be very mindful that we represent the people.
I think America is strong enough to fix the problems, grace and honor to D.C. I think energy independence and control spending. We have to go to a balanced budget. Quite frankly, as far as our debt goes, I don’t think you can tax your way out of it. I think people are taxed enough.
The ability to reach a catastrophic forest fire quickly can not only save millions in fire suppression costs, it can save structures and, most importantly, lives.
When you’re asked by the president to serve, it’s awfully hard to say no, and I’m loyal.
I think it’s a reasonable request to ask: if you’re going to write a piece of regulation that affects Montana, I think you should know the difference between Butte and Bozeman.
The status quo is not working, and I believe that Donald Trump is going to be a phenomenal president.
A lot of what a military officer does is not just leading troops in combat. It’s also doing budgets. It’s solving complex problems. If you can sit down with warlords, you can certainly sit down with different parties and folks with different interests and come out with an amenable solution.
I love Teddy Roosevelt… As a country, we need to think big again.
I strongly endorse Donald Trump because we need a president that will put our veterans in front of the line rather than watch them die while in line.
If ISIS strikes, it’s going to strike Americans – not Republicans or Democrats. This is not partisan politics.
America is smarter than the politicians. America is demanding a change and not more of the same cronyism, not more of the same deception, corruption, and business. Washington, D.C., needs to be shaken up.
Having too many layers of approval in a dynamic battlefield environment delays our ability to fight and win, especially when troops are engaged in combat.
When you have a script where we say we are just going to do air operations alone within the territory of Iraq, what happens is the forces then that we want to target will move their forces, colocate with hospitals, schools, embed themselves to be very, very difficult to conduct air operations against.
The Democrats are besides themselves because they don’t understand Trump. They don’t understand: you don’t get between the American people – because Americans are upset.
Our military sons and daughters that are placed in harm’s way deserve the right equipment, the right training, and the right rules of engagement to win decisively on any field of battle.
I would be in support of giving the military commanders more latitude in their rules of engagement rather than be restricted to the point we’re tying someone’s hands behind their back.
I have always been a strong supporter of public lands and have voted against the transfer or sale of public lands. My position is known and well-established.
Too many of Montana’s own have fallen in the line of duty fighting radical Islamic terrorists, like 31-year-old husband and father of four, Blackfeet warrior Army Corporal Tony ‘Many Hides’ of Great Falls.
I just want to be a really good congressman. You should look at what you are today and be the very best you can.