May 15, 2013
June 15, 2012
Salmon for Congress
EAST VALLEY - Matt Salmon, former Congressman and candidate for Arizona's 5th congressional district released the following statement regarding President Obama's unilateral change to immigration law:
"Once again, President Obama has proven that the only job security he truly cares about is his own. Instead of heeding the calls from our leaders in Arizona and other border states to work with Congress on securing our national borders immediately, he has chosen to institute another policy designed to aid his faltering re-election campaign. Instead of working with Congress on meaningful reform, he has chosen to go around it. This is exactly the kind of politics that American citizens have grown tired of."
"Our national borders continue to be unprotected while the threats of terrorism and drug cartel violence intensify daily. This administration has failed to fulfill its constitutional role of securing our borders and enforcing our laws. Even worse, it has allowed guns to walk across the border without any accountability and instituted pandering polices designed solely to garner votes. True immigration reform can never happen until our federal government secures our borders first, and I will lead this fight when I return to Congress."
About Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon was first elected to the United States Congress in 1994 and served until 2000, honoring his term limit pledge. A proud conservative, Salmon was rated in the top five among all 535 members of the House and Senate by Citizen's Against Government Waste for all six years he was in office. He is a lifetime member of the NRA with an A+ rating and also earned a 100% rating by the National Right to Life. He was also the proud recipient of the American Cancer Society's "Top National Elected Official" award.
Matt Salmon has received endorsements from Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks and David Schweikert, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Mayors Scott Smith (Mesa), Jay Tibshraeny (Chandler), Hugh Hallman (Tempe), John Insalaco (Apache Junction) and Gail Barney (Queen Creek), fourteen (14) Arizona state senators and fifteen (15) Arizona state representatives. Salmon has also been endorsed by South Dakota Senator John Thune, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey, Utah Senator Mike Lee, Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49), and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.