SAN ANGELO, TX — August Pfluger had something to say about recent allegations that President Donald Trump called dead U.S. soldiers “losers” and “suckers” in a wide-ranging interview on camera following the monthly San Angelo Home Builders Association luncheon where he also met both of his opponents, Democrat Jon Mark Hogg and Libertarian Wacey Alpha Cody in a candidate forum.
Pfluger, Republican candidate for congress to represent Congressional District 11, first responded to his opponent’s concerns about the proposal to store highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants at the existing nuclear waste storage facility in Andrews, a town near Midland, and in the middle of the Permian Basin. His opponent, Democrat Jon Mark Hogg said storing such waste in the middle of the West Texas oil fields posed a national security risk because of the possibility of terrorism.
Pfluger said he had not heard the terrorism angle, but called for more transparency about the proposal that is currently working its way through federal and state agencies for approval.
On healthcare policy, Pfluger addressed the Shannon Health acquisition of San Angelo Community Medical Center that will form a monopoly hospital system for the region. He said the deal was a state concern, but on the federal level, he said Congress should continue “chipping away” at the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, he supports legislation that will open up more health insurance choices and the ability for insurance companies to sell health insurance products across state lines.
Last week, The Atlantic ran a piece written by Jeff Goldberg, citing anonymous sources, headlined, “Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers.’” https://www.theatlantic.com/po... Pfluger served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot during the G.W. Bush, Obama and Trump administrations. His final active duty assignment was working in the National Security Council when National Security Advisor John Bolton was at the helm and President Donald Trump was president. He shared his insights on the allegations against Trump.
The election is November 3. Early voting begins Oct. 13, 2020. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 3.
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