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Peace Through Strength with Congressman Rich McCormick

Peace Through Strength with Congressman Rich McCormick

Update: 2024-03-01


Tune in to Breaking Battlegrounds for a power-packed lineup! Congressman Rich McCormick discusses peace through strength and its implications for national security, covering our southern border, the Middle East, and concerns from China and Russia. Following that, Joe Setyon from the Goldwater Institute sheds light on Phoenix officials' unconventional trip to Portland to “learn” how to address the homelessness crisis. Then, Arizona State Senator Anthony Kern highlights the significance of the Ten Commandments bill, addressing objections from the left. Wrapping up the show, Dan McLaughlin from National Review delves into presidential primaries, third-party candidates, and recent political developments. Don't miss these insightful discussions on Breaking Battlegrounds!

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About our guests

Dr. Rich McCormick is a decorated veteran and Emergency Room physician who proudly serves Georgia’s 6th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

Raised by a single mother, Rich was a paperboy in middle school and eventually worked his way through college, earning a degree from Oregon State University. A firm believer in service before self, McCormick joined the Marine Corps and became a helicopter pilot.

During his two decades of service, Rich deployed to combat zones in Africa, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan. As a Marine, he flew helicopters, was Airborne and attached to Army and foreign forces, and taught at Georgia Tech and Morehouse College as the Marine Officer Instructor. In the Navy, Rich earned the rank of Commander and served as Department Head for the Emergency Medicine Department in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Between deployments, Rich earned his Master of Business Administration from National University and medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, where he was honored to serve as student body president. He completed residency in Emergency Medicine through Emory while training at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. Most recently, Dr. McCormick served as an Emergency Room physician at Northside Hospital.

In Congress, Rich serves on the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Science, Space, and Technology Committees, as well as the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Rich lives in Suwanee, Georgia with his wife Debra, who is an oncologist, keeping busy as parents to seven amazing children. The McCormicks are members of Cross Pointe Church.


Joe Setyon is Senior Communications Manager at the Goldwater Institute. 


Senator Anthony Kern was first elected to the State House of Representatives in November of 2014. Anthony is active within the Republican Party as a conservative precinct committeeman and state committeeman and he has worked on local, state, and national Republican campaigns for several years. When Anthony came of voting age, his very first vote was cast for President Ronald Reagan. Years later he made the trip to attend President Reagan's funeral in Washington D.C. in 2004. Anthony is passionate about job creation, limiting the size of government at all levels, government transparency, protecting Second Amendment rights, and tax reduction. He is pro-family, works diligently to promote individual liberty and freedom, and firmly believes in the United States Constitution. He enjoys meeting with people and looks for ways to serve and help them.


Dan McLaughlin is a senior writer at National Review Online and a fellow at National Review Institute.

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Peace Through Strength with Congressman Rich McCormick

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