By Allan Wall, October 20, 2020
All eyes are on the presidential election, which is very important. But it’s also important to keep an eye on congressional elections.
After all, whoever wins the presidency has to work with Congress. What will Congress be like?
One race to watch is that for a U.S. Senate seat in Delaware, the first state to ratify the Constitution, and Joe Biden’s home state. In fact, this race is for Joe Biden’s former senate seat, which Biden vacated in early 2009 just a few days before assuming the vice-presidency.
Here, at US Incorporated, we can’t endorse candidates, but we can direct readers’ attention to political developments of interest.
The incumbent currently occupying this senate seat is Christopher Coons who has held it for ten years. On immigration, Coons has received an F- from Numbers USA and on gun rights an F from Gun Owners of America.
Coons is also a good buddy of Oklahoma GOP Senator James Lankford.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Coons defended the possibility of adding justices to the Supreme Court in order “to re-balance our federal judiciary.”
Coons’ opponent this go-around is rebel Republican Lauren Witzke, a political newcomer, who won the GOP primary and now faces incumbent Coons.
So what does Witzke stand for? The best way to find out is to go to her campaign website, right here.
Note that the home page on Lauren’s website features photos of both her and President Donald Trump. So if you were stumbling onto her website, that’s the first clue as to where she stands, along with the subtitle “America First. Conservative. Fighter.”
Moving over to Witzke’s platform page, it includes six topics: Immigration, Restoration of Family, Opioid Crisis, Pro-Life, Foreign Policy and 2nd Amendment.
Her Foreign Policy plank states that, “Our military will be strengthened but used strictly for the defense of our nation at home. She will not support meddling in the affairs of foreign nations, and rejects regime change abroad.”
The Pro-Life plank begins with “Lauren Witzke is un-apologetically pro-life. She believes that life begins at conception, and that fact doesn’t ever change no matter what the circumstance.”
Her 2nd Amendment plank says, “It is the right of every citizen to carry arms with the best available technology for the defense of life and property.”
The Restoration of Family plank says that, “Lauren will re-divert welfare programs, into an incentive program for marriage and children.”
Fighting the Opioid Crisis is one of the planks, and it is a very personal one for Lauren. The Meet Lauren page explains that she “ … spent several years working in the pharmaceutical industry. Lauren unwittingly participated in the pharmaceutical industries agenda which led to the nationwide opioid addiction crisis. Ironically, she found herself hopelessly addicted as well, and even worked for drug cartel families and illicit organized crime gangs from Detroit. Lauren traveled across the United States, overcame her addiction, and brings a firsthand perspective to the issues at hand; she offers real solutions on how to fix the opioid crisis.”
That’s not the typical resume of a political candidate of either party. But I find it refreshingly honest.
As for Immigration, Lauren Witzke’s plank reads: “Lauren Witzke supports a full 10-year moratorium on all immigration; only allowing migrants in to replace migration out of the country; netting at zero. Exceptions will be made for legitimate marriage and fiancé visas. In addition, our immigration laws will be strictly enforced, and our border secured. End DACA and deport the recipients. Lauren believes that our ancestors did not merely migrate to America, rather they founded America.”
This is solid immigration restrictionism with no apologies.
Candidate Witzke is an active tweeter; you can follow her tweets here. Trigger warning: Witzke is not politically correct and doesn’t apologize like your typical Republican. Thus, she has been censored a few times by the Big Brothers of Big Tech.
Once again, we can’t endorse candidates, but it’s obvious that if Lauren Witzke defeated Senator Chris Coons, that would be a real upset.
But that’s up to the voters of Delaware.
Visit Allan’s website here.