WASHINGTON, D.C. – MARCH 10: Rep. August Pfluger speaks remotely as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on The Biden Administration’s Priorities for U.S. Foreign Policy on Capitol Hill on March 10, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images)
UPDATED 3:46 PM PT – Thursday, November 11, 2021
President Trump has thrown his support behind Texas Rep. August Pfluger (R) for reelection in 2022.
“I’m honored to have his endorsement again, to keep fighting for what we need in District 11, exactly what he did; for our energy security, for agriculture, for a strong border security. Thank you Mr. President for fighting, not just for Texans, but for all Americans,” said Pfluger.
Pfluger is a conservative Republican representing Texas’ 11th Congressional District. A decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Col. Pfluger logged more than 300 hours of combat against ISIS and served in the Pentagon and NATO command.
In 2019, Pfluger served as a member of President Trump’s national security council staff. Entrusted with the highest security clearance, he advised Trump on both foreign and domestic threats to national security.
After successfully running for the House in the 2020 election, Pfluger took office on Jan. 3 of 2021. On Jan. 6, he voted against certifying Arizona and Pennsylvania’s electoral votes.
Pluger has also rebuked vaccine mandates, saying no worker should be forced to lose their job if they choose to make a different medical decision than Joe Biden. The lawmaker also ardently promotes energy independence and believes Americans are paying the price for the Biden energy crisis.
“This administration has taken a hard line against American energy. By cancelling thousands of pipeline jobs, by cancelling drilling permits, by kneecapping our energy producers with targeted tax increases and harmful regulations,” the Republican said.
In October, Pfluger introduced a resolution to expose the Democrats’ natural gas tax that would reduce GDP by an estimated $9 billion and cost $90,000.
He added he believes in promoting a culture that honors all innocent life from the moment of conception until natural death. Earlier in the year, he fervently opposed a House spending bill that omitted the Hyde Amendment, a provision that prohibits taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions.
In the meantime, Pfluger has pledged to continually stand up to socialists and the liberal elites in Washington, and to defend conservative values of family, faith and freedom.