Friends,

After a very long week for our country, I am glad to have the opportunity to share my thoughts with you today. 

I know that many of us have been losing sleep this week over the pending results of the 2020 presidential election. Although some are expressing outrage over fraudulent ballot counting, let me reaffirm my position by saying that in the United States, we honor every American and their right to vote. 

Every state has Republicans, Democrats and Independents present to witness ballot processing, and we have seen no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Of course, if there are any issues, our government has processes for investigating fraudulent activity. But again, at this point there is no widespread evidence of ballot tampering. 

As such, we will wait for every single legal ballot to be counted, and at that time the will of the people will decide the next president of the United States. I will not tolerate any language that attempts to delegitimize our electoral process. 

I took an oath to defend this country and fight for the democratic principles that make this nation truly great. As a former intelligence officer and Air Force veteran, I have seen how misinformation can become a national threat. We must toss aside conspiracy theories that seek to undermine our electoral process, and call out individuals that attempt to promote disinformation for political gain. 

Patriotic public servants are working day and night to count ballots and oversee a free and fair election process. We must honor these individuals, understand that getting accurate results takes time, and remember that we are American citizens united under a banner of freedom and liberty. 

I posted a video on Wednesday morning after a long night without a declared winner where I reiterated the fact that the sun will continue to rise, and we will push forward as one nation. We need to stick together, regardless of the election results and understand that as Americans, we have more that unites us than divides us. Let’s trust in the process and stay away from hyperbole and hate.