Statements about Foreign Policy

Says David Jolly’s former firm lobbied "for hundreds of millions (of dollars) for a dictator in Pakistan."

On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.

"Under the Espionage Act, (Edward Snowden would not be) allowed to come into court and say ‘I was justified in disclosing this information.’ There is no whistleblower exception in the Espionage Act."

Iran President Hassan "Rouhani has more Cabinet members with Ph.D.s from American universities" than members of Barack Obama’s Cabinet.

Says Vladimir Putin said, "President Obama and his fellow Democrats are either idiots or deliberately trying to destroy their own economy."

"Why would our president close the embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, it is not retribution for Catholic organizations opposing Obamacare."

"The administration was kicking and screaming all the way with these sanctions being put in place (on Iran)."

"Just days ago, Iran's Supreme Leader (Ali) Khamenei, who will oversee implementation of this agreement, was calling Israel a 'rabid dog' and accusing the United States of war crimes."

Congress "is bewildered at the scope and reach of our spying apparatus" but in 2008 and 2012 "explicitly rejected an amendment calling for more disclosure."

I am the only U.S. Senate candidate who spoke out against bombing Syria, and who challenged Georgia’s governor and insurance commissioner over obstruction to the Affordable Care Act.

In 1929, the Secretary of State shut down a program that was "collecting information to protect America" because it was "unseemly," but that move led to "millions and millions" of deaths in World War II.

The White House had a live video feed of the Benghazi attacks as they occurred.

On responding to chemical weapon use in Syria

Louie Gohmert of Texas "compared the current general-in-charge in Egypt to George Washington."

Under economic sanctions, "now Iran is suffering 30 percent inflation, 20 percent unemployment."

Says he "opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq" in 2003.

On support for a military strike on Syria

President Barack Obama "had the legal authority" to strike Syria without a vote from Congress.

The United Nations has conducted "172 successful peacekeeping missions and negotiations."

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