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Scott Brown: We Need True Leadership To Defeat ISIS

MANCHESTER – On WMUR's CloseUp this morning, Scott Brown emphasized the need to have strong leadership in order to defeat ISIS.

On Friday, Brown called on Congress to pass a bill stripping the citizenship of any Americans fighting alongside ISIS - a measure he had introduced twice during his time in the Senate.

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JOSH MCELVEEN: Let's talk about the issues today and central to that might be the situation with ISIS. Couple schools of thought here, some think that best approach here is to seal our borders off and let the world burn down around us more or less. Others think we have to take the fight to ISIS. You're in the latter camp, which raises the question, to what degree do we go after them?
SCOTT BROWN: Well they beheaded one of our citizens. They want to go down Pennsylvania Ave. and put a flag in the White House and President Obama say they're the JV. No, his own Secretary of Defense says they're real and they’re well-funded and well-armed, and as a matter of fact, we have citizens right now -- I filed a bill four years ago to strip people like that, like that are fighting for and with ISIS right now who have left their citizenship at the door. I’ve filed a bill, I’m going to refile it when I get re-elected it to go down there and make sure we strip that citizenship because they don't deserve the protections and guarantees of a U.S. citizen and the Constitution, they're hiding behind it. To think they can actually use their American passport, fight for ISIS, use their American passport and come into our country, it is not going to happen as long as I’m going to be there. And once again, Senator Shaheen, as a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, has backed those failed policies of President Obama 99% of the time. We need a true independent leadership and a check and balance to those failed policies.
MCELVEEN: What do you think about the immediate problem of ISIS?
BROWN: Finally the President has done what I called for for a while. You need to do targeted air strikes and dismantle their command and control structure, go after their supply lines. We have to work with our Arab League partners and we need to arm the Kurds and have the Iraqis be able to regroup and push back because their goal is to export terrorism around the region and the world. Our goal is to make sure that doesn’t happen. We can put our heads in the sand and call them the JV or we can actually do something. I quite frankly, don't want to see them plant a flag in the White House and I also don’t want to see them continue to murder our citizens.
MCELVEEN: Should every option remain on the table, do you think?
BROWN: In any conflict every option should be on the table. Of course, we are a leader but we are having trouble. I want to run, and I’m running to help restore America to the economic and military power that it once was. 


NHDP - Legal Documents Show Brown Endorsed Outsourcing Strategy

To Distract From His Endorsement of Shipping American Jobs Overseas, Brown Makes Dishonest Attacks About Senator Shaheen 

Manchester, NH-- Scott Brown's signature on legal documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission just two days before announcing his run for Senate, prove absolutely false Brown’s claim that he had no knowledge that a company paying him more than a quarter million dollars, Kadant, Inc., had a record of outsourcing and sending American jobs overseas.
"Scott Brown's signature is on legal documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission endorsing Kadant's strategy of outsourcing jobs to low wage countries like China and Mexico," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. "Either he was falsifying documents filed with the SEC, which would be a crime, or he is trying to avoid responsibility for collecting more than a quarter of a million dollars from a company and has sent American jobs overseas."
The March 12, 2014 document, filed with the SEC, reads: "We pursue a number of strategies to improve our internal growth...using low cost manufacturing bases, such as China and Mexico."  Previous filings with the SEC that also have Brown's signature include the same language and endorsement of outsourcing American jobs.
This is not the first time Scott Brown has tried to claim that he was unaware of or disconnected from the operations of a company that was lining his pockets. Brown was forced to resign in disgrace from his role as an advisor to a shady penny stock company GDSI, a former beauty supply company turned weapons manufacturer whose executives were sued for fraud.   Since losing his reelection campaign in Massachusetts, Scott Brown tried to cash in with that Florida-based company, and he has collected more than a quarter of a million dollars in cash and stock from a company that outsourced American jobs. 
Meanwhile, his attacks against the state of New Hampshire ring hollow. The contract, approved by a majority Republican Executive Council, to modernize the out-of-date food stamp program was with Citibank - not a company in India. Years later, it was discovered that the contractor sub-contracted to a company that sub-contracted to a call center in India, and New Hampshire tried unsuccessfully to end the subcontracting. To say that Jeanne Shaheen outsourced jobs is absolutely false, as explained in the Nashua Telegraph story revealing Brown's lucrative Board role with the outsourcing company. Importantly, Scott Brown continues to ignore the fact that he is profiting from a company that sent American jobs overseas.
"Scott Brown is dead wrong, and what he’s saying has no basis in the facts. He’s just making this up, concocting phony attacks to gain political points for himself. It’s more proof he’ll say anything, and the people of New Hampshire can’t trust him," added McClain.  "Scott Brown tried to deceive the people of New Hampshire today, and he knows it. Kadant outsourced jobs, closed U.S. manufacturing facilities, and Scott Brown is cashing in from the practice." 
Josh McElveen: Let's get to the latest criticism and that's your involvement with the company you're on the board who's business plan includes shipping jobs overseas to minimize costs - outsourcing - and you've been criticized for your involvement signing off on a business plan that does that what's your response?  
Scott Brown: Well first of all that's not the facts.   Five years ago before I was on the board apparently they shifted gears and moved businesses to another country for that country to create jobs in that country. I haven't outsourced any jobs the only person that's outsourced jobs is Senator Shaheen. When she was governor she signed a contract to get our food stamp program moved to India and actually knew about it and did nothing about it.  As a result of the actions of Kadant and I encourage anybody who has any questions to call them, there job numbers have increased over 30% in the United States.
Josh McElveen: So just to be clear, you did not approve any business plan that did ship any jobs—
Scott Brown: No that's happened long before I even got on the board - I've been on the board a year.  It's somewhat laughable and trying to once again deflect from her actual record of actually outsourcing.  So someone who's actually saying, oh outsourcing's terrible - she goes and actually signs a contract that actually outsources food stamp programs to India so let the facts speak for themselves.
Josh McElveen: Any temptation though to resign from the board just to remove any appearance of—
Scott Brown: No it's a great company their job numbers in the United States have gone up 30%. 

Click here to see Kadant's 2013 Annual Report (3/12/14). 






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New Hampshire Union Leader & Sunday News: Who Scares Shaheen? She Wants To Stop Scott Brown

Editorial, New Hampshire Union Leader & Sunday News
August 28, 2014

Who is it that Jeanne Shaheen really doesn't want to face in the November U.S. Senate election?
No offense to other Republican candidates or their supporters, but anyone who has walked by a TV screen in the last few weeks knows that it is Scott Brown who scares her bigtime.

Sen. Shaheen isn't holding any genuine public meetings, but she is right out front with her negative attack ads (she shows people who claim not to trust a man they have never met) against Brown.


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NHDP - ICYMI: Week-Long Coverage of Brown’s Paycheck From Outsourcing Company & Refusal To Resign 

Nashua Telegraph: “Brown, a candidate for U.S. Senate, has earned $270,000 sitting on the board of directors of a Massachusetts company that capitalized on cheap foreign labor in places such as China while shielding millions of dollars in profits from U.S. taxes.”
Concord Monitor: “The outsourcing of jobs emerged as a hot topic yesterday following a report last week that linked U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown to a company that has sent jobs abroad…Brown earned $270,000 from a Massachusetts company that has outsourced jobs to China and Mexico…The company has four manufacturing operations in the United States and 14 abroad, which in part allowed it to avoid paying millions of dollars in income taxes”
NHPR: “Brown has been on the board of directors of Kadant Incorporated, which supplies equipment for the pulp and paper industry, since February of 2013. The company’s annual report, which Brown signed off on, says it plans to grow in the US market by ‘using low cost manufacturing bases, such as China and Mexico.’”
Huffington Post: “a trio of labor groups are calling on GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown to resign from a company that outsourced U.S. jobs.”

 Union Leader: "Scott Brown's service as a board member for a company that has outsourced some jobsoverseas has U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen crying foul even as Republicans claim Shaheen did likewise as governor." 

Nashua Telegraph Article That Started It All: "since February 2013, he has earned $270,000 sitting on the board of directors of a Massachusetts company with a penchant for exporting jobs to cheap foreign labor alternatives such as China while shielding millions of dollars in profits from U.S. taxes...In the company’s 2014 annual report, Kadant said it legally avoided paying $146 million in U.S. income taxes by 'indefinitely' reinvesting profits made in overseas operations."

WATCH: NHDP Web Ad on Brown Endorsing The Offshoring of American Jobs As Business Strategy Just Two Days Before Entering U.S. Senate Race 


Manchester, NH—After 72 hours, Scott Brown continues to refuse calls for him to resign from the Board of Directors of a company that outsourced American jobs. Media outlets across New Hampshire, meanwhile, have reported on Brown’s leadership role with this controversial company as he dodged questions and shirked responsibility, even though he personally endorsed Kadant’s business plan, which included moving manufacturing facilities and jobs overseas.
"Scott Brown has a history of doing what's best for his bank account. That's wrong for New Hampshire families," said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain.
In the Senate, Brown voted to protect tax breaks for companies that offshore American jobs, helping to pad the bottom line of companies just like Kadant.
Documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 12th, 2014 show Brown signed documents that endorsed "using low cost manufacturing bases such as China and Mexico" to increase the company's bottom line. Brown began his run for the U.S. Senate just two days later on March 14th.  
McClain added, "The facts are clear: Brown voted to protect tax breaks for companies that outsource, personally profited from a company that shipped jobs to China and Mexico, and even personally endorsed these controversial business practices. Instead of doubling down on these types of reckless business practices that hurt New Hampshire families and workers, Brown should do the right thing and finally resign." 



MANCHESTER - As United States intelligence reports indicate that as many 300 Americans are fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Scott Brown today called on Congress to immediately pass legislation that would strip homegrown terrorists of their American citizenship. The campaign also released a new web video on the growing threat of ISIS, and the need to stop them.

In 2010, Brown introduced the bipartisan Terrorist Expatriation Act, which would revoke the citizenship of those “providing material support or resources to a Foreign Terrorist Organization” or “actively engaging” in “hostilities against the United States or its allies.”  In 2011, he introduced another similar piece of legislation called the Enemy Expatriation Act.
“One of the greatest threats facing the homeland today is the mayhem that will happen when hundreds of American ISIS fighters return to the United States to spread their terror here. Their goal is to march down Pennsylvania Avenue and plant a flag at the White House, and mass killing is their means for achieving that goal. That's why Congress needs to pass legislation that would strip the citizenship of any American who joins a foreign terrorist organization. We need to keep our country safe by stopping these American ISIS fighters from re-entering the country."

The new web video, titled “
Reestablish America,” features highlights of Brown’s recent foreign policy-focused town hall with Arizona Senator John McCain. In the video, Brown, who recently retired as a colonel after 35 years in the Army National Guard,  criticizes the Obama Administration’s “incoherent” foreign policy, saying “our friends don’t trust us and our foes don’t fear us.”

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TRANSCRIPT - "Reestablish America":

Scott Brown: Right now we have a situation with ISIS
ISIS makes al-Qaeda look like Boy Scouts
What is the goal of ISIS
It’s to actually get their own country
Get the resources as they are doing
And export terrorism around the region and the world
You look at what’s happening, as Kelly referenced in the Ukraine with Russia
You see what’s happening in Israel
Being attacked and harassed daily by Hamas
There are so many issues on the table right now that are affecting our foreign policy
We have one of the most incoherent foreign policies right now
And our allies don’t trust us
And our foes don’t fear or respect us
We’re in trouble and we have a real problem
The best answer is to take back the Senate, reestablish that trust, get our fiscal house in order and reestablish the trust with our allies