By Representative Paul Gosar

Every year in Washington, D.C. the local government, surrounded by churlish democrats, claim that the District of Columbia should be a state. Let me tell you why this is silly, wrong and unconstitutional.

First, the Constitution, our governing document, says it cannot be a state. It is a federal enclave, literally a federal “District” much like a military base. Like all federal property, Congress has exclusive control over it. Our sacred Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17 reads: “The Congress shall have Power To …exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States.” Thus, the District of Columbia was created as a federal enclave to be exclusively controlled by Congress.

Earlier this week, I gave a speech to several hundred people attending the David Horowitz Freedom Center Restoration Weekend in Scottsdale and laid out my vision for the Republican Conference as the new majority. The following are my remarks in their entirety, as written:

Good morning.

It's great to be with you this morning.

  I'd like to thank Lonny [leitner] for that very warm welcome and I'd also like to thank everyone with the David Horowitz Freedom Center for hosting this important event.

  I wanted to spend a few minutes with you this morning discussing the results from Election Day.

Maybe we should start referring to it as "ELECTION DAYS" given we still are counting ballots in several states including right here in Arizona.

Why is it that in large states like Florida and New York, the election results are known the same day?

But here in Arizona, Election Day has become Election Week, and we are being groomed by the fake media and many on the Left that this is NORMAL.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Lead Republican of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on reports the Biden administration is close to reviving a nuclear deal with Iran that would provide Iran with billions in sanctions relief.

“Iran’s attempts to assassinate American officials and dissidents on American soil should immediately disqualify them from any sanctions relief from the United States. Just last week, terrorists backed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps attacked a base housing U.S. troops in Syria. Yet, the Biden administration is working overtime to broker a deal that will provide billions of dollars to the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. Providing Iran with the money they need to advance towards a nuclear weapon, expand its terrorist network, and aid Vladimir Putin at the same time, is a mistake that will cost lives.

Here is someone with the money to fund a rebuttal to what Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee Chairman, said that many Republican have never done an honest day's work in their life. The following full page ad was placed in the Washington Post by a businessman named George J. Esseff, Sr. He paid $104,655.60 to run the ad and only did it because he is sick and tired of the way that "the rich" are portrayed by liberals these days. NOTE: We are running this editorial at no charge.

In today's America ask a growing number of high school and college students, their teachers and professors, the self-anointed media elite and/or hard working men and women of all ethnicities, the question, "What ! is a Republican?" and you'll be told "... a rich, greedy, egotistical individual, motivated only by money and the desire to accumulate more and more of it, at the expense of the environment, the working poor....and all whom they exploit..."

I am a Republican - And I am none of those things...and I don't know any Republicans who are!

WHAT I AM first and foremost, is a loving husband of some 52 plus years, the father of four and an American who's proud of his country...and his country's heritage

WHAT I AM is the grandson of immigrants who risked everything, including their lives and those of their children, to escape tyranny in search of freedom.

By Senator Rick Scott

Last month, I had the honor of traveling to Germany, Poland and Lithuania to meet with American service members and hear from high-level government officials on the state of democracy in Europe while Russia wages war against Ukraine. I returned to the United States with the reassurance that our partners and allies’ commitment to defending freedom and defeating tyranny has only grown stronger. I am also returning from Europe with a challenge for our nation to lead the world in standing for human rights.

Op-Ed: Sen. Rick Scott

I have a simple question for Democrats: When do you believe life begins?

The Republican position on abortion is based on a fundamental belief that life begins at conception. It’s a conclusion grounded in faith and values, but also in science.

We know that unborn babies can feel pain very early. We know that after six weeks a baby’s heartbeat can be heard in the womb. Modern sonograms show unborn babies smiling, yawning and sucking their thumbs.