Rep. Jim Banks announces Senate run, calls for more 'conservative fighters'
Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana issued an urgent alarm to conservative fighters.
Banks said he is running for the U.S. Senate in 2024 in Indiana because it is "more clear to me than ever" that America needs "conservative fighters in the Senate."
"Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate," Banks said ahead of his announcement.
"Mike Braun has been a reliable conservative in his term. He announced he’s running for governor, so it’s an open seat. I just believe I’m the type of conservative leader that Hoosiers are looking forward to send[ing] to the Senate. I’ve been a leading conservative in the House on issues like securing the border and on America First policies like getting immigration policies to put American workers first and foreign policy that puts America First over the interests of other countries," Banks added.
"The national debt, $32 trillion, is greatly concerning to me when I see the Senate passed a $1.7 trillion omnibus bill without any fight against it in the Senate," Banks continued.
"As one of the most fiscally conservative members of the House, it makes me angry. It’s why I want to go to the Senate, to shake it up and be a part of the next generation of conservative leaders like Tom Cotton, JD Vance, and others who are over there fighting the fight. I want to go join," Banks said.
"I’ve learned over the last six years in Congress that the radical left and the Democrats are doing everything they can to change America and we have to fight back against what they’re trying to do," Banks said in an interview with Breitbart News.
"Donald Trump taught us how to fight back hard and win against the radical left. The policies that he pushed when he was president are policies that will put America back on top and restore America. So I want to be a senator because I can do even more to advance those policies than I’ve been able to do in the House. That’s what Indiana is looking for. It’s not about me. It’s about Indiana. Indiana deserves a conservative senator who will fight for the America First policies that not that long ago, when President Trump was in office, we saw work for our country," Banks added.
"All of his policies have been reversed since Joe Biden took office and have turned America upside down. So that’s why I want to do it," Banks continued. "I’ve had a strong record in the House, and I believe I can do even more in the Senate."