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Video Remarks Announcing Candidacy for President

June 22, 2023

The soul of our country is under attack. Our enemies plot, create chaos, and threaten the American Dream. At home, illegal immigration and fentanyl stream into our country. Inflation, still out of control. Crime and homelessness growing in our cities, and liberals do nothing.

President Biden can't solve these problems—or won't. And if we nominate a lawless, selfish, failed politician like Donald Trump—who lost the House, the Senate, and the White House—we all know Joe Biden will win again.

Republicans deserve better. America deserves better. It's common sense. Common sense says we're better together. I know it. You know it. There's more that unites us than divides us. And America needs common sense during these complicated times.

I'm Will Hurd, and for the past 20 years, I've been on the front lines of the most pressing fights facing our nation. I hunted down terrorists in the Middle East after 9/11. In Congress, I fought to lower taxes, secure our border, and provide more opportunities for the middle class. I've worked at the highest levels of business to harness technology and innovation for the future of America.

These experiences have shown me that this moment, that this election, has never mattered more. That's why I'm running for the Republican nomination for the President of the United States.

I envision an America where the economy thrives because we harness technologies like artificial intelligence to grow American jobs, not unemployment. An America where every child, regardless of location or age, has access to a safe, world-class education. An America that acknowledges science, addresses mental health, and is inclusive and understanding.

It's not a given that this vision for America will happen, but it can if we focus on our timeless principles and limitless potential—not self-interested politics. As president, I'll put our American security and prosperity first, and I'll give us the common sense leadership America so desperately needs. I'm Will Hurd. I'm running for President, and I approve this message.

Will Hurd, Video Remarks Announcing Candidacy for President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project