Fixing Congress, Fighting China: An Interview with Rep. Mike Gallagher (Podcast Transcript)
Colin Dueck & Mike Gallagher
In this bonus episode of the podcast, one of the GOP’s rising stars sits down with a distinguished scholar of Republican foreign policy in an exclusive interview for The American Interest.
Mike Gallagher is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District. First elected in 2016 at the age of 33, he previously served for seven years as a Marine Corps counterintelligence officer, including two deployments to Iraq. Since assuming office, Gallagher has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s youngest foreign policy wonks, an outspoken advocate for congressional reform, and a conservative with an independent streak. He was recently one of only 13 House Republicans to vote against President Trump’s declaration of an emergency on the southern border.
TAI recently invited Professor Colin Dueck of George Mason University—an expert on U.S. grand strategy and the author of Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy since World War II—to interview the Congressman on Capitol Hill. In this frank discussion, Rep. Gallagher discusses why Congress is broken, what the Trump Administration gets right about competition with China, and where he diverges from the White House’s approach on national security.