WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after President Donald Trump named former Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay (R-Ganado) as his White House Advisor on Indian Affairs:
(Senator Carlyle Begay pictured at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. following the National Prayer Service where he was asked to give the opening invocation.)
Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Navajo Post reported former Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay (R-Ganado) was named White House Advisor on Indian Affairs:
“America’s tribal communities face many challenges that must be addressed head-on by the Trump Administration. The president’s decision to appoint a strong and effective leader like Senator Begay sends a clear message to Native Americans across the country that their voices will be heard in the White House. Arizonans should be especially proud that one of our own has been selected to serve in this distinguished position. I am incredibly proud to call Carlyle a friend and applaud his dedication to building positive solutions for all Americans. I look forward to working with this great Arizonan in passing legislation that strengthens tribal and rural communities.”
On Saturday January 22, 2015, Carlyle Begay led a prayer dedicated to all Native American nations in the United States during the National Prayer Service. Watch the video clip HERE.