Former National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien Endorses Tiffany Smiley For Senate

Updated: Jun 24

For Immediate Release

June 23, 2022


Former National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien Endorses Tiffany Smiley For Senate

PASCO, WA – The Smiley for Washington Senate campaign today announced that it has received the endorsement of former National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien.

Ambassador O’Brien, who served as National Security Advisor from 2019-2021, made the following statement on his endorsement: “The past year and a half has reinforced the importance of electing leaders who recognize that peace is achieved through American strength. It was Russia’s perception of American weakness that led Putin to invade Ukraine. I support Tiffany Smiley because she understands the threat to our way of life posed by the Communist Party of China. Unlike her opponent, who has been one of China’s biggest allies in the Senate, she will take a strong stand against the CCP and other totalitarian regimes to protect our country and our allies.”

Tiffany Smiley, on receiving Ambassador O’Brien’s endorsement, said: “I am honored to receive the endorsement of Ambassador O’Brien. He understands the importance of working with our allies - an obligation we failed during our disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. With his support, I look forward to going to D.C. and working to reestablish America’s reputation as an ally worth having and a foe not to be crossed.”

Robert O’Brien holds a B.A. in political science from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. In 2005 he was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as a U.S. Representative to the 60th session of the UN General Assembly. He went on to serve in the State Department under Secretaries Rice and Clinton. Most recently he was selected by President Trump to be the Special Envoy for Hostage Affairs from 2018-2019, and then the 27th National Security Advisor, a position he held from 2019-2021.

To learn more about Tiffany Smiley’s record of taking on an unresponsive Federal government and fighting for the care of our nation’s veteran heroes, watch her announcement video here and download her campaign media kit.



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