A former Kansas City television news anchor who’s seeking the GOP nomination in west-central Missouri’s fourth congressional district says the United States must do a better job of funding mental health care for veterans.
Former WDAF news anchor Mark Alford spoke on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Columbia.”
“We have 21 veterans a day take their own lives in America. That is reprehensible. The greatest nation ever, and 21 of our finest men and women succumb to suicide,” Alford says.
Alford also calls for improving veteran healthcare services and protecting Fort Leonard Wood and Whiteman Air Base, which are both in the fourth district.
He’s also blasting the Biden administration over the nation’s baby shortage formula, describing the shortage as unreal. He tells listeners he recently visited the Mexican border.
“It’s ridiculous that we are stockpiling baby formula for illegal aliens who come across and we keep here rather than having adequate supply for our nation’s mothers,” says Alford.
Alford also addressed Missouri’s new congressional redistricting map, saying he lives about four miles outside of the fourth district. He says he’s met with a builder and plans to move, and that he wanted to wait until Governor Parson signed the new map into law.
Alford legally can run for the fourth district seat, without moving. One of his primary opponents, Kalena Bruce, has called on her opponents who don’t live in the district to exit the race.