Andy Blalock, a Republican candidate for Congress in Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, issued a statement sharply critical of President Joe Biden’s speech on the end of the war in Afghanistan.
“As an eternal optimist, I had hoped for a logical explanation and apology for the deaths in Afghanistan,” Blalock said. “Instead, we got a statement full of lies and the blame game. The one accurate statement I believe is that this administration still doesn’t know how Americans have been left behind. Even if we are to believe that 90% of Americans got out, you don’t leave our people behind. I stand by my call for Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against President Joe Biden. As the next Congressman, I will hold this administration accountable.”
Biden made his comments following the withdrawal of the last American troops from Afghanistan.
Blalock is running for the district currently held by Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville. Brooks is running for U.S. Senate in 2022.
Blalock is a teacher and rancher who describes himself as a “hardworking taxpayer and Trump patriot.”
Blalock was the first male in his family to attend college and earn a degree. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama in biology and secondary education.
Following graduation, he moved to Huntsville and has been teaching for the Academy for Science & Foreign Language for 14 years as a middle school science teacher.
There he has been an SGA sponsor, and Positive Behavioral Instructional Support chair. Blalock loves basketball and has coached youth teams and middle school.
In 2011, he moved to Athens and purchased Grassland Ranch where he has taught kids and adults how to ride horses and barrel race. Blalock has served as the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) director over 13 North Alabama Counties and developed the “Honey Pot Barrel Racing Productions” hosting barrel racing events all over Tennessee and Alabama.
Retired Army Colonel Casey Wardynski and Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong are also running for the Republican nomination in the 5th District.
The Republican primary is May 22, 2022.