DERRY - Aspart of his ongoing "New Hampshire Speaks" town hall series, Scott Brown welcomed Senator John McCain to the Granite State today where they held a joint town hall in Derry focused on foreign policy. In front of a standing-room only crowd of approximately 200 local students and Granite Staters, the pair addressed the Obama Administration's failed foreign policy--calling for strong leadership to restore our standing in the world and keep our country safe.  

McCain, a two-time winner of New Hampshire’s first in the nation presidential primary, was described as the  “modern grandfather of town hall meetings” by Kevin Landrigan in Sunday’s 
Nashua Telegraph.

“Town hall meetings are vitally important in New Hampshire, and I am honored to have held one with an American hero like John McCain," said Brown, a 35-year member of the Army National Guard who retired as a colonel earlier this year.  "Senator McCain and I believe that peace around the world startswith a strong America, and under President Obama, our foreign policy is a mess. Our friends don’t trust us and our foes don’t fear us. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Shaheen has loyally rubberstamped the policies that have taken us in the wrong direction, and that’s why it’s time for a change in November.”

"President Obama's weak and indecisive foreign policy continues to threaten our national security and weaken America’s standing around the world," said McCain.  "During this time of global unrest, Scott Brown is a proven leader with the experience, background and leadership New Hampshire needs.  I know he is the best choice to pair up with Senator Kelly Ayotte and hold the Obama Administration accountable, and that’s why I’m proud to endorse him today."
“Scott Brown and John McCain both recognize our nation is heading in the wrong direction and know what it takes to strengthen our national security and put our servicemembers and veterans first," said retired Marine Sgt. Major Paul Chevalier, co-chair of Veterans for Brown Coalition and former New Hampshire Director of Veterans for McCain.  "The people of New Hampshire are sick of business as usual and ready for leaders to restore our "Live Free or Die" principles in Washington."