Military Veterans Could Flood Congress in 2022

Military Veterans Could Flood Congress in 2022

Even more combat veterans will join the ranks

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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October 4, 2021

More and more Americans with a military history are joining the ranks of members of the U.S. Congress even though there is a nationwide effort by Progressives and anti-war proponents to demonize the U.S. military and the personnel that makes it run.

As of the 2020 presidential election, there are some 91 veterans in Congress, the lowest number of vets in Washington since World War II. It’s not surprising that most of the veterans in Congress are Republicans.

The Army leads the way with 44 serving veterans. The Navy follows with 17 veterans, and the Marines Corps and Air Force both have 15 veterans serving in Congress.

But even though the number of veterans in Congress is at an all-time low, the 2022 midterm elections could usher in at least a dozen more legislators.

Texas has 9 veterans in Congress with Florida nipping at its heels with 7 veterans.

Florida could even the score with Texas as several key congressional races around the state have veterans running in them.

Airforce Veteran Anna Paulina Luna and former Marine Mark Tito are Republicans running in Florida’s 13th District, and former Army Ranger Cory Mills and Army National Guard Captain Anthony Sabatini, both Republicans, are running in Florida’s 7th District.

Also, former Congressman and U.S. Navy SEAL Ryan Zinke is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Montana, again.

Here is a complete list of congressional military veterans:

 

Jake Auchincloss MA 4 D M Marine Corps Combat Vet House
Kai Kahele HI 2 D M Air Force Combat Vet House
Anthony Brown MD 4 D M Army Combat Vet House
Bill Pascrell NJ 9 D M Army None House
Bobby Rush IL 1 D M Army None House
Bobby Scott VA 3 D M Army None House
Chrissy Houlahan PA 6 D F Air Force None House
Connor Lamb PA 17 D M Marine Corps None House
Elaine Luria VA 2 D F Navy None House
G.K. Butterfield NC 1 D M Army None House
Jared Golden ME 2 D M Marine Corps Combat Vet House
Jason Crow CO 6 D M Army Combat Vet House
Jimmy Panetta CA 20 D M Navy OEF House
Mike Thompson CA 5 D M Army Combat Vet House
Mikie Sherrill NJ 11 D F Navy None House
Peter DeFazio OR 4 D M Air Force None House
Ruben Gallego AZ 7 D M Marine Corps Combat Vet House
Salud Carbajal CA 24 D M Marine Corps None House
Sanford Bishop Jr GA 2 D M Army None House
Seth Moulton MA 6 D M Marine Corps Combat Vet House
Ted Lieu CA 33 D M Air Force None House
Andrew Clyde GA 9 R M Navy Combat Vet House
August Pfluger TX 11 R M Air Force Combat Vet House
Barry Moore AL 2 R M Army None House
Darrell Issa CA 50 R M Army None House
Mariannette Miller-Meeks IA 2 R F Army None House
Pat Fallon TX 4 R M Air Force None House
Peter Meijer MI 3 R M Army Combat Vet House
Ronny Jackson TX 13 R M Navy Combat Vet House
Scott Fitzgerald WI 5 R M Army None House
Scott Franklin FL 15 R M Navy Combat Vet House
Tony Gonzales TX 23 R M Navy Combat Vet House
Troy Nehls TX 22 R M Army Combat Vet House
Adam Kinzinger IL 16 R M Air Force Combat Vet House
Andy Harris MD 1 R M Navy Combat Vet House
Barry Loudermilk GA 11 R M Air Force None House
Bill Johnson OH 6 R M Air Force None House
Brad Wenstrup OH 2 R M Army Combat Vet House
Brett Guthrie KY 2 R M Army None House
Brian Mast FL 18 R M Army Combat Vet House
Brian Babin TX 36 R M Air Force None House
Chris Stewart UT 2 R M Air Force None House
Clay Higgins LA 3 R M Army None House
Dan Crenshaw TX 2 R M Navy Combat Vet House
Don Bacon NE 2 R M Air Force Combat Vet House
Don Young AK 1 R M Army None House
Greg Pence IN 6 R M Marine Corps None House
Greg Steube FL 17 R M Army Combat Vet House
Guy Reschenthaler PA 14 R M Navy Combat Vet House
Harold Rogers KY 5 R M Army None House
Jack Bergman MI 1 R M Marine Corps Combat Vet House
Jim Baird IN 4 R M Army Combat Vet House
Jim Banks IN 3 R M Navy Combat Vet House
Joe Wilson SC 2 R M Army None House
Larry Bucshon IN 8 R M Navy None House
Lee Zeldin NY 1 R M Army Combat Vet House
Louie Gohmert TX 1 R M Army None House
Mark Green TN 7 R M Army Combat Vet House
Mark Amodei NV 2 R M Army None House
Mike Bost IL 12 R M Marine Corps None House
Mike Gallagher WI 8 R M Marine Corps Combat Vet House
Mike Garcia CA 25 R M Navy Combat Vet House
Mike Waltz FL 6 R M Army Combat Vet House
Neal Dunn FL 2 R M Army None House
Rick Crawford AR 1 R M Army None House
Scott Perry PA 10 R M Army Combat Vet House
Steve Stivers OH 15 R M Army Combat Vet House
Steve Womack AR 3 R M Army None House
Steven Palazzo MS 4 R M Marine Corps Combat Vet House
Trent Kelly MS 1 R M Army Combat Vet House
Van Taylor TX 3 R M Marine Corps Combat Vet House
Vern Buchanan FL 16 R M Air Force None House
Warren Davidson OH 8 R M Army None House
William Timmons SC 4 R M Army None House
Mark Kelly AZ Sen D M Navy Combat Vet Senate
Ed Markey MA Sen D M Army None Senate
Gary Peters MI Sen D M Navy Combat Vet Senate
Jack Reed RI Sen D M Army None Senate
Richard Blumenthal CT Sen D M Marine Corps none Senate
Tammy Duckworth IL Sen D F Army Combat Vet Senate
Tom Carper DE Sen D M Navy Combat Vet Senate
Roger Marshall KA Sen R M Army None Senate
Dan Sullivan AK Sen R M Marine Corps Combat Vet Senate
Jim Inhofe OK Sen R M Army None Senate
Joni Ernst IA Sen R F Army Combat Vet Senate
Lindsey Graham SC Sen R M Air Force Combat Vet Senate
Mitch McConnell KY Sen R M Army None Senate
Rick Scott FL Sen R M Navy none Senate
Roger Wicker MS Sen R M Air Force none Senate
Todd Young IN Sen R M Marine Corps none Senate
Tom Cotton AR Sen R M Army Combat Vet Senate

 

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]

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