Complete Hearing for ‘Defend the Guard’ in Kansas

By: Hunter DeRensis
January 31, 2022

On January 31, 2022, the Kansas Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard testimony regarding S.B. 370, the “Defend the Guard Act.” Five individuals spoke to the committee in-person and remotely, including two military veterans. No person testified against the bill.

Here is a link to the complete hearing, and below you will find a brief description of each person who testified.

Bob Corkins, CEO of the Kansas-based non-profit Frontier Peace Advisors.

Dan McKnight, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, U.S. Army, and Idaho National Guard combat veteran and Chairman of Bring Our Troops Home.

Al Terwelp, Political Director of the Libertarian Party of Kansas.

John H., a U.S. Army combat veteran

Lauren Shiffman, an anti-vaccine mandate activist from Lenexa, Kansas.