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GOP Congressman Opposes Any Further U.S. Troop Deployments

Ted Yoho

By Javier Manjarres

Freshman Congressman Ted Yoho, a large animal veterinarian from Central Florida, has drawn an assignment on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. During a recent sit-down interview with the Shark Tank, Congressman Yoho said he was looking forward to the upcoming hearings on the Benghazi consulate attack that will focus on Secretary of State’s Hillary Clinton’s testimony in hopes of better understanding who knew what and when did they know it.

 The American people want the hold to account who is responsible, it is important to hear from Clinton. – Rep. Ted Yoho

When asked about President Obama’s ‘hindering’ of national security with his highly questionable and incoherent foreign policy, Yoho said there were four consulates or embassies that have been attacked and as of yet “we didn’t slap anyone’s wrist” in holding the responsible parties accountable for those attacks.

One of  the most interesting statements Yoho made during the interview was his position on deploying U.S. Troops overseas, as was done in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Yoho was asked if  Syria’s President were to fall, what role should the U.S. play in the aftermath of the collapse?

 I’d love not to see our young men and women go anywhere in this world unless it was a direct threat to us. Our young men and women should stay here in America, to make America stronger, and if we change our foreign policy, go back to maybe the Reagan philosophy of, ‘if you mess with us we win, you lose, you have a nice day.’ It gives them something to think about-It’s the big stick theory.  We can’t keep going around meddling in other country’s foreign affairs. – Rep. Ted Yoho

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Michael

    So does Ron and Rand Paul. Dr Ron Paul paved the way for this kind of thinking in the GOP.

    What about all the mass murderers doping on psychiatric drugs?

  • FLgeezer

    The Congressman sounds as if he is an authentic America-Firster. God bless you sir, and may you be able to withstand the unending attacks that are certain to come your way. Is the congressman a POTUS in-th-making?

    ‘Far better that Senators Paul, Lindsay Graham and Ron Kirk should stop worrying about what is good for Israel. They might instead emulate the Chuck Hagel who once upon a time was willing to declare that he was actually an elected official representing the United States and its people. Congress is the heart of the problem, funding and providing political cover for Israel’s completely illegal settlement policies as well as the iron fist apartheid-like control of the West Bank and Gaza. As a consequence, the U.S. is widely and rightly blamed for underwriting what Benjamin Netanyahu does and is no longer respected or considered credible, but I guess for all politicians who want to become president real bad it’s considered worth it. Well, I won’t be voting for any of them. The Israel Lobby wields enormous power in Washington, but many Americans are becoming tired of having their affairs micro-managed in Tel Aviv. Blowback is beginning and I would hate to see a bunch of esteemed Senators finding themselves on the wrong side of history. That would be a real shame.’

  • Michael

    Thought experiment;
    If you have a personal insecurity about the way you look, Just be thankful you don’t look like them stupid alien creatures they show you on TV and in SciFi with them spindly necks and spindly looking appendages.

  • Michael

    Rand Paul wants to de-fund foreign aid to Israel under the cover of de-funding all foreign aid to everyone. He knows how the game is played, he wasn’t born yesterday. Break free of supporting a winning team with names D and R, and support a winning USA again.

  • Michael

    I am a part of the creative consciousness of the universe.

    The energy of the Creator resides within my DNA, cells, molecules, and atoms.

    I am as the Creator is, I am as God as if you will, and I can prove it mathematically.

    Joshua the Messenger was the first to prove it. Maybe this was his message.

    This was re-discovered by this man some 35 years ago.
    Vortex Based Mathematics – Marko Rodin

  • Alexander Snitker

    Oh no Javier. Is that another Republican that wants to bring the troops home and ruin your neo-con dreams?

  • Earl Swann

    Thank God for sanity. Same was as in Southeast Asia. Proud of you Ted

  • Rich

    When freshman Rep. Ted Yoho’s (R-FL) wife, Carolyn, first looked at his 24-year-old chief of staff’s Facebook page, she “was led to believe the young lady was a stripper,” National Journal reports.

    • Javier Manjarres

      yes, and what is your point?