News Releases

"America has begun an operation that we had hoped to avoid. Now that battle has begun, we must win the war and win the peace.

We stand behind the men and women of our military, and our thoughts and prayers are with them and the families who await their return. While there has been disagreement leading up to this moment, our soldiers should not doubt our support for them.

Throughout our state families are anxious, knowing that their loved ones are in combat. We can take comfort in knowing that our soldiers are the best-trained, most talented fighting force the world has ever known. We are proud of their dedication and courage and pray for their safe and swift return."