(TotalConservative.com) – Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) gave an exclusive interview to Breitbart News announcing his intention to run for the Senate in 2024.

“Indiana deserves a conservative,” Banks said Tuesday morning, January 17th to Breitbart. Continuing he elaborated on the desire to serve in the Senate to replace Mike Braun who will be running for the governor in 2024. He also dropped a 3-minute promotional video that elaborated on his military experience before announcing his bid for the Senate.

Braun made his announcement earlier this year and will serve the remainder of his term while running for governor.

Tallying his conservative street cred, Banks discussed being “America First” when it comes to the southern border, economics, and foreign policy. He lamented the passage of the $1.7 trillion omnibus package “without any fight against it in the Senate.”

Calling himself “one of the most fiscally conservative members of the House,” he said he wanted to join others in the Senate to fight the rising tide of anti-American spending sprees. Touting the accomplishments of Donald Trump’s policies, he expressed the desire to “put America back on top and restore America.”

Expressing his commitment to his constituents, Banks said “it’s not about me. It’s about Indiana.” He elaborated on how Joe Biden’s reversal of many Trump policies has “turned America upside down.”

Banks claimed “the three biggest threats to America today are China, woke-ism, and our national debt,” and explained how he has fought each one of those during his time in the House. He explained how many in Congress, including some Republicans, are “beholden to big business and multinational corporations interested in selling us out to China.”

Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is rumored to be his primary opponent for the Senate seat. He was a former George W. Bush appointee and president of Purdue University where he oversaw the implementation of woke policies touting the infamous triplet of diversity, inclusion, and equity (DIE). Banks has yet to speak ill of his potential primary competitor, but given the way he speaks about woke-ism in education, he seemed well aware.

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