Statements about Foreign Policy
Says Nelson Mandela "was a communist."
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."
In the event of a U.S. strike on Syria, "the Russians will replace the weapons immediately. They’ve said it on the record. They’ve suggested they might even replace it with better stuff."
"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels on the other side. We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier."
"Before President Obama acted in Libya in 2011, the American people were opposed to military action by 35 to 60. After he took action, they were in support of it 54 to 43."
Chemical weapons have been used "probably 20 times" since the Persian Gulf War.
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