Recently there has been some discussion on The Hayride about the national security views of Congressman Bill Cassidy.
It is good that some attention is finally being focused on national security in this race as it has been largely ignored up to this point. With Iran seemingly closer than ever to building nuclear weapons and Al Qaeda boasting more Jihadis and more territory under its control than ever before, it’s high time that some discussion of national security enter into the debate.
Certainly, tax policy, the economy and Obamacare are vital issues, but it has been distressing to see all candidates in this race essentially ignore national security issues up to this point.
Two of the candidates in this race have Congressional voting records on national security and those records have been documented by the Center for Security Policy, a national security organization founded in 1988 to promote President Reagan’s vision of Peace Through American Strength.
For each session of Congress, the Center publishes a Scorecard that provides ratings for members of the House of Representatives and the US Senate.
The latest Scorecard published by the Center for Security Policy covers the 112th Congress. Both Senator Mary Landrieu and and Congressman Bill Cassidy served during the 112th Congress. And each received a numerical grade (on a 0%-100% scale) from the Center for their votes on vital national security issues.
Mary Landrieu received a grade of 38%.
Bill Cassidy received a grade of 95%, putting him in the highest category as a Champion of National Security.
Complete details, as well as ratings for every member of the 112th Congress can be found here.
NOTE: The Center for Security Policy does NOT and will NOT endorse any political candidate. This article is published for information and education purposes only.