Candidate Zinke Talks Ukraine, Energy, Cancel Culture, and Trump

Republican congressional candidate Ryan Zinke stopped by the KGVO studios on Friday morning to discuss several topics related to the upcoming elections, the first being Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Zinke referenced his military experience as the commander of Seal Team Six in the US Navy as he profiled Vladimir Putin and his invasion of Ukraine.

“Ukraine is not Pakistan, it is not Russia or it is not China,” Zinke began. “Ukraine, relatively speaking, should have been a relatively easy military target, but the resistance of the Ukrainian freedom fighters was firm and revealed a weakness of the (Russian) bear. The bear is not as bigger than advertised.

Zinke thought back to his time as Interior Secretary under President Trump and touted the energy sector, compared to what it was under President Biden.

“When I arrived as secretary, I was pumping 8.3 million barrels per day and declining,” he said. “Within two years, we were at 12.5 million barrels per day, the world’s leading exporter of energy and not just fossil fuels. All in all, we were exporting all of the above because to produce energy in this country, I can tell you, it’s much greener than watching it be produced overseas without regulation and, at the Gasoline was two dollars a gallon at the time.

Zinke was asked how he would fight the federal government’s efforts to control American actions.

“The role of government should not be to tell an individual what they can or cannot do,” he said. “Vaccines are a perfect example. If you didn’t walk online like a little communist, and even dared to raise your hand and ask about the effectiveness of natural immunity, or is this reminder effective on the latest variant . If you asked a question, you were shamed or cancelled. Sometimes your livelihood would be in jeopardy, you could lose your license in the case of some of our doctors and nurse practitioners.

Zinke proudly named the public figures who supported his candidacy for the United States House.

“I’m endorsed by President Trump,” he said. “I am supported by Senator Danes. I am supported by Greg Gianforte, the governor. I have an A plus rating in the NRA and a 100% rating for the right to life. So as far as Montana’s problems go, I feel like I’m pretty good there. There is too much anger in this country. And look, we have to solve these problems as Americans and put American interests first.

According to Ballotpedia, Zinke’s opponents in the Republican congressional primary include Dr. Al Olszewski, Mitch Heuer, Matt Jette, Allen McKibben and Mary Todd.

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