Chris Kyle’s Widow Announces She Will Endorse This Presidential Candidate In 2016

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May 29, 2015 12:04pm PST

Like most Americans, Chris Kyle’s widow Taya is eagerly awaiting the 2016 presidential election so that we can finally get Barack Obama out of office once and for all.

This week, the wife of the American Sniper himself announced who she would be giving her coveted endorsement to. According to Breitbart, Taya will be endorsing Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), and she will be traveling to Addison, Texas next week when he announces his candidacy.

Perry is scheduled to make his announcement on June 4 at the Addison Airport at 11:30 am Central Time.

In an email sent Thursday afternoon, Taya wrote that “one of the greatest things” her husband did for their family was move them back to his home state of Texas.

“Even though he is gone, this state that shaped his patriotism, integrity and loving spirit reminds us of him at every turn,” Taya said.

“I tend to keep my political opinions to myself…but this is different,” she added, explaining that she has gotten to know Perry and his wife Anita “outside of the public eye.” Taya also said that she appreciated the couple’s “humility and commitment to doing the right thing for people regardless of who gets the credit.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with Taya Kyle, wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, following the signing of Senate Bill 162 at the Texas State Capitol, in Austin, Texas, Aug. 28, 2013. Senate Bill 162 has been called the "Chris Kyle Bill" because it recognizes the achievements of service members with special operations training, by allowing them credit toward state law enforcement licenses. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Phil Fountain)
Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with Taya Kyle, wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, following the signing of Senate Bill 162 at the Texas State Capitol, in Austin, Texas, Aug. 28, 2013. Senate Bill 162 has been called the “Chris Kyle Bill” because it recognizes the achievements of service members with special operations training, by allowing them credit toward state law enforcement licenses. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Phil Fountain)

The Perrys “are a breath of fresh air in a political system full of people playing games and twisting the truth,” wrote Taya.  “I look beyond the sound bites and even minor disagreements to find who has the economic track record and the character it takes to make tough choices in the face of criticism.”

Perry was one of the top contenders for the Republican nomination back in 2012. Unfortunately, a series of debate missteps put an end to his campaign. Hopefully, he has learned from his mistakes and will put in a better showing this time.

It comes as no surprise that Taya is supporting the Governor of Texas, as the state has rallied behind her husband’s legacy like no other. Earlier this year, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) signed a proclamation making February 2 Chris Kyle Day.

Do you think Taya Kyle picked the right candidate to support? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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