Exclusive—Derrick Van Orden: Joe Biden’s Year in Office Has Been a Disaster for America

Wisconsin third congressional district Republican candidate Derrick Van Orden
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Former Navy SEAL Derrick Van Orden, running as a Republican for Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District’s open seat, told Breitbart News that President Joe Biden has not fulfilled a single campaign promise in his first year in office and instead has been a disaster for America.

Van Orden, endorsed by former President Donald Trump, explained during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday that Biden failed his campaign promises of bringing “decency” and “competence” back to the White House, in addition to ending the coronavirus. At the same time, inflation has reached a 40 year high during his time in office.

“[Biden] said he was going to run to return decency back to the United States government, into the White House, and then he immediately abandoned thousands of American citizens and our allies to their fate to terrorists in Afghanistan. I can’t think of anything less decent than throwing away your own citizens to terrorists in Afghanistan for political expediency,” Van Orden explained when talking about Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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While thousands of American citizens and Afghan allies were trapped in the county, after Biden pulled the remaining service members out, Van Orden said that Biden’s “State Department has threatened American citizens who are rescuing other American citizens on their own dime in Afghanistan. They’re threatening to charge them with funding terrorists; if any of the money that they use gets to the Taliban when they’re rescuing American citizens, that is the United States State Department, threatening American citizens who are rescuing other American citizens in Afghanistan.”

As Biden also campaigned on bringing competence back to the White House, Van Orden added that “in conjunction with [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi[‘s] radical leftist dem spending in the House… We have the highest inflationary rate in 40 years. This is a direct result of incompetent governance and overspending by the Democrats in the House.”

“There are empty shelves in grocery stores in the United States today — which having lived and worked as a SEAL… I’ve worked on five of the seven continents and lived on five of the seven continents — our grocery stores are starting to look like third world countries,” the Republican said.

He noted that the supply chain crisis is a “direct result of Biden and [Transporation] Secretary [Pete] Buttigieg” questioning when the last time someone saw the transportation secretary was.

The Republican said that Biden also campaigned on fixing the coronavirus but noted that “There’s been more deaths under Joe Biden’s watch than there was under President Trump’s watch… Trump handed him three vaccines. So across the board, he has completely failed the COVID thing. They’re just throwing darts now against the wall, trying to figure out what to do. He has completely mismanaged this thing.”

Van Orden, running for Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District’s open seat, has previously said that he is ready to run against any of Pelosi’s hand-picked Democrat opponents after his original opponent, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI), announced his retirement after a slew of scandals were unearthed around him.

Breitbart News Saturday airs on SiriusXM Patriot 125 from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Eastern.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter.

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