Jon Voight has made no secret of his conservative beliefs, and on Saturday he expressed his concerns for the American public—while slamming President Barack Obama—in a lengthy televised statement.
During an appearance on Mike Huckabee's Fox News show, the 75-year-old Oscar winner aired his political grievances, including the "targeting" of filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, the turmoil in Iraq, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the treatment of war veterans, immigration and the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court case all while taking aim at Obama over what the actor called a perceived lack of reaction.
"Five years ago, I stated that Obama would take the country apart piece-by-piece, that he would cause a civil war in this country," Voight said. "In hindsight we can see how many things have come to pass. My greatest heartache is that we sacrificed thousands of our American heroes liberating Iraq. Only for President Obama to pull out all our troops, leaving Iraq now to be taken over by terrorists"
Angelina Jolie's father also took issue with the Democratic Party, insisting it has become a "very negative force" in society.
"It's more socialist in their thinking, and they've given young women the wrong ideas about what democracy really is," he explained before adding, "[Congresswoman] Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the gang leader for all the wrong information to our young women. Convincing them that Republicans are stopping their liberties and freedoms of reproduction when the truth is, as the Supreme Court upheld, that religious freedoms are being infringed upon."
Voight also pleaded with the American public to "stand up for your freedoms" after blasting the commander in chief for his decisions.
"Obama is…piece by piece whittling down our military strength, the strength all the world has relied on and in doing so, he has paved the way for the most violent radical elements across the world to thrive," he said.
The Midnight Cowboy actor, who currently stars in the Showtime drama Ray Donovan, concluded by sharing his hopes for the future generation and even got a bit teary-eyed while talking about his grandkids.
"I thinking about this new generation," Voight said, seeming a bit choked up. "Let's do everything we can to protect our children and our grandchildren."
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