Pennsylvania Republican Jim Bognet, a candidate in the Keystone state’s eighth congressional district, which includes President Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton, said Breitbart News Saturday that the House GOP “Commitment to America” is sending a “clear message” to voters.
Bognet told the host, Breitbart News Washington Bureau Chief Matthew Boyle, that Republicans “want a clear message” and are coming together under the current GOP House leadership: Minority Leader Keven McCarthy (CA), Whip Steve Scalise (LA) and Conference President Elise Stefanik.
The Keystone State Republican was referring to the “commitment to America” that House Republicans rolled out last week in Pennsylvania. The “Pledge to America” is a “core group of policies that fit on a pocket card designed to help them and their candidates effectively communicate the GOP’s vision in the midterm elections,” as Breitbart News reported it this week.
“We want people to know what we are [going to] do when we govern, when we take office in January: a safe America, a strong America, a free America,” Bognet said. “These are things that we all have behind. We want to have an alternative to Joe Biden and Matt Cartwright, and Nancy Pelosi is liberal America.
Bognet notes that Republicans want to send a clear message that there is a “very clear alternative” to the Democrats’ hardline agenda.
“[Democrats] want to open borders; we want to secure the borders. We want to stop fentanyl from entering this country. They want to keep raising taxes, we want to lower taxes. They want 87,000 IRS agents, I’d rather have 87,000 Border Patrol agents, and we need to get rid of these IRS agents that the Democrats adopted [a bill] hire,” continued Bognet. “If you want more of the same, you can vote for the other guys. If you want change, vote for the Republicans in 45 days.
In explaining how the Republican Party has changed for the better in recent years, Bognet said he believes there is no “much more united party” and “much more driven by our conservative ideals than can -to be the most corporate Republicans”. that was 10 or 15 years ago.
Bognet, during his time on Breitbart News Saturday, has also set his sights on his Democratic opponent, Representative Matt Cartwright, whom he seeks to overthrow in November. Bognet noted that the Democrat voted with President Joe Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi 100% of the time and that he “does not represent Northeastern Pennsylvania” but does “represent the liberal values of New York and San Francisco”.
“If you want Joe Biden’s agenda, vote for Matt Cartwright; if you want to change, if you want to go back to conservative principles, you have to vote for me,” Bognet explained.
Breitbart News Saturday airs on SiriusXM Patriot 125 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time.