During this SOFREP exclusive interview with Ryan Zinke, U.S. congressman, former Navy SEAL, and the author of “American Commander: Serving a Country Worth Fighting for and Training the Brave Soldiers Who Lead the Way,” Zinke discusses the shift in America during the Obama administration to an over-reaching government, which threatens America’s independence. The things that make America great like innovation and thinking outside of the box are in jeopardy as the federal government seeks to maintain control of our way of life.

(Note this interview was conducted before Rep. Zinke was nominated by President-elect Trump to be the Secretary of the Interior.)