There are few patriots who are as eager to jump into the political fray, get their hands dirty, and expose government corruption as former Texas Congressman Steve Stockman. Steve went to Washington, DC to make a difference for the citizens of his district and the US as a whole, but found himself battling bureaucracy and scandals everywhere he turned.
Stockman has twice been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas – first in 1994 when he unseated 42-year incumbent Democrat Jack Brooks; second in 2012. Both times, Steve went to Congress with a vision of limited government, strong support for American families, and a robust national defense.
Not one to shy away from controversial issues, Steve was a vocal opponent of agendas of the Clinton and Obama administrations. While making the Drudge Report more often than any House colleague, here are a few of his bold actions and stances from 2013-2014:
- Second Amendment – threatening possible impeachment if authority overstepped
- Immigration & border control – opposed amnesty for illegal aliens and called for greater border control
- First to expose Obama’s ransom payment for Bowe Bergdahl
- Exposed Clinton’s bypass of Iran sanctions with Interpipe (owned by Victor Penchuk, largest Clinton Foundation donor)
- Filed resolution for arrest of IRS’s Lois Lerner for contempt of Congress
- Bill offered tongue-in-cheek – “The Dog Ate My Tax Receipts Act”
A Political Target…but Why Steve?
Anyone who openly attempts to expose the corruption and scandals in the government exposes himself to being targeted, which is why few choose to discuss these issues. Congressman Stockman not only worked in Congress to battle corruption, but also made frequent appearances on national television uncovering some of the unthinkable activity occurring in our government. As a Republican member of Congress, a number of Democratic officials made it their mission to find a way to bring Steve down as he was a threat to the progress of their nefarious activity and anti-American agenda. After four years of viscous attacks from every angle followed by imprisonment, Steve paid an incredibly high price for trying to “drain the swamp.”