FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Carolyn Machado, Political Director
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Washington, DC–Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3, Chairman of the Guardian Fund, is pleased to announce the PAC’s endorsement of former Member of Congress Scott Taylor of Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district.
Scott wanted to serve his country, so he joined the Navy with the goal of becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. After completing the six-month BUD/S training course in Coronado, California, Scott was assigned to SEAL Team 4 and served in the United States and Latin America. Scott re-enlisted in the Navy after 9/11. In 2005, Scott was sent to Baghdad/Ramadi as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Scott served as a Navy SEAL sniper. Scott was severely injured while on a combat mission and was Medevac’d out of Iraq to Germany, then eventually back to the States. He finished out his enlistment as a marksmanship and reconnaissance instructor.
“As Chairman of the Guardian Fund, I am excited about Scott Taylor and his chance at victory. While Democrats continue to focus on divisiveness, we are committed to supporting candidates who give us the best chance to win back the House and maintain a conservative majority in the Senate. I am looking forward to serving again with Scott,” stated Banks.
The purpose of the Guardian Fund is to promote conservative minority and veteran leaders who we believe will successfully restore our great country back to the constitutional republic established by our founding fathers.
The United States deserves to be led by individuals who not only understand our military, but by those whom have sworn an oath to be a part it. Forty years ago, 72 percent of lawmakers in the US House and 78 percent of those in the US Senate honorably served in the armed forces. We need servicemen and women to safely lead us through the challenges on the 21st century battlefield and to represent this country on the world stage.
Guardian Fund is a political action committee established in 2012 by Lt Col Allen West. The current Chairman is Congressman Jim Banks, IN-3. The Guardian Fund has assisted in the elections of 117 veteran and minority candidates nationwide since its inception.