Democratic congressional candidate Mark Lindquist has quit the race for Minnesota’s 7th District to go and fight for Ukraine.
Lindquist was the only Democrat in the race, meaning it is now between the Republican and Libertarian candidates.
“Due to world events, I am officially suspending my campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives until further notice,” Lindquist wrote in a Facebook post. “In order to fully concentrate on the mission at hand in Poland and Ukraine, this is the best thing for me right now. I simply feel like this is where I’m needed most.”
The former candidate told the Daily Caller that he has no personal ties to Ukraine.
“I will conduct humanitarian missions at the border and if they eventually let me in the Territorial Defense, that’s where I’ll take my orders from,” Lindquist’s Facebook announcement continued. “If you ask me what will happen with my political aspirations in the future, I don’t have a good answer for that. I don’t know what will happen. I’m headed into a war zone, and nobody knows what is going to happen next. The least of my concerns right now is American politics… Some people might disagree with that and that’s OK. You do you, I’ll do me.”
Lindquist served in the military for six years and was deployed to Afghanistan.
The Daily Caller reports:
He had worked on his campaign for two years, “but then we found ourselves on the brink of World War III. Sometimes you have to drop everything and go,” he said. “Sometimes you don’t get to do what you want to do when you want to do it,” he continued.
“I’m quite certain the United States of America will still be here next year,” he said, adding that he doesn’t know if we can say the same thing about Ukraine.
Lindquist is now asking people to Venmo him money for his “aid fund” or his GoFundMe, which has raised nearly $4,000.
The liberal told the Caller that he is “going over there wearing an American flag on my uniform. I’m representing the United States of America on foreign soil, and I am to give the hope of America” to those in Ukraine.
The race is now between Republican Rep. Michelle Fischbach and Libertarian candidate Travis Johnson.
Fischbach won the last election with 53 percent of the vote.