Former State Dept Official, Georgetown Basketball Player, Launches GOP U.S. Senate Run

Omari Faulkner, a former U.S. diplomat and lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves, announced late last year that he was launching a bid for U.S Senate as a Republican out of Virginia.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Wire, Faulkner, who played college basketball at Georgetown University, discussed why he is running to unseat Democrat Senator Mark Warner as well as his unwavering support for the Second Amendment amid a push by Democrats in his state to implement gun confiscation.

Through challenges that he faced growing up, Faulkner developed a heart for serving others that is evident in what he has chosen to do for work. After playing basketball at Georgetown University, Faulkner traveled around the world while serving in the Bush administration at the U.S. State Department.

Faulkner said that as he traveled the world he witnessed many regimes in foreign countries limiting the rights and freedoms of their citizens and became determined to protect that rights and freedoms that the U.S. Constitution grants to Americans so that his four young daughters could grow up in a country that afforded him the opportunities that made his life possible.

Rooted in his Christian principles, Faulkner has also served in the U.S. Navy Reserves and has had success in the business world within the national security and defense industry and serves as an adjunct professor at his alma mater, Georgetown University, and mentors students across the country.

Read the full article at the Daily Wire here: