Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for Florida

Michael Waltz

U.S. Representative for Florida

Michael George Glenn Waltz was born in January 1974 in Boynton Beach, Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies from the Virginia Military Institute. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army National Guard.

Waltz was a special forces officer and is the first Green Beret ever elected to the U.S. Congress. He is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He is still an active member of the Reserve and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served a senior role at the Pentagon as Director for Afghanistan policy within the Office of the Secretary of Defense and served as a senior adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney for South Asia and Counterterrorism in the George W. Bush Administration.

He co-founded a partnership that was involved in providing special information on foreign policy and defense issues to the government and became a regular on many news broadcasts.

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2019.

Waltz is married to Brenda Craig and they have one child. He is a Protestant.

In the News…

It would be “immoral, unethical, and wrong” for the United States to participate in the 2022 Winter Olympics if they are held in Beijing, Representative Michael Waltz said in a resolution presented to Congress.

His resolution says, “Hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics Games in the PRC, where organized atrocities in the XUAR (Uyghur Autonomous Region) are ongoing; where the freedoms of Hong Kong’s citizens are being trampled; where the fundamental right to worship is brutally persecuted; and in the wake of the ongoing global devastation from COVID-19, would be immoral, unethical and wrong.”

Further, his resolution says that the United States cannot in good conscience have American athletes competing in an event that is hosted by a “brutal dictatorship,” and that if the International Olympic Committee won’t move the games, then the USOPC and the committees in other countries should pull out.

“Think about what we’ve gone through in the last year as a country—what it is doing to our children, to our elderly, to our families in terms of the coronavirus,” he said in an interview, adding it is “indisputable” the Chinese covered up the dangers of COVID-19.

“So you have that, on top of, what is increasingly coming to light a genocide—forced labor, internment,” he said. “To see the American flag and to see American athletes in Beijing celebrating what is the worst of the worst authoritarian regimes right now—I can’t imagine it.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Waltz today?  You can let him know at:

The Honorable Michael Waltz
U.S. Representative for Florida
216 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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