Army veteran who took down terrorist in Paris is looking to take back Oregon


Army veteran Alek Skarlatos is taking on Rep. Peter DeFazio for Oregon’s Fourth District seat in Congress.

This week he released an ad, which highlights the fact DeFazio lives on a yacht in Washington D.C.

Skarlatos claims that after 33 years in politics, DeFazio has no interest in protecting the industries vital to Oregon’s economy.

“Alek Skarlatos is a true hero and the right man to take on Peter DeFazio, a do-nothing Democrat that has lived off the taxpayer’s dime for over 30 years,” Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the U.S. House,  said in a written statement in June.

The Army National Guard veteran is best known for his role in thwarting a would-be terrorist on a Paris-bound train in 2015.

That event led to Skarlatos starring as himself, alongside friends who also participated, in the Clint Eastwood-directed movie 15:17 to Paris.

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