I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of an order to go to war, and so do the over 40,000 veterans here in our district.
The most fundamental promise we make to our service men and women is to use them as a last resort – President Trump doesn’t understand that promise.
Trump’s nuclear threats, foreign policy blunders, and lack of leadership demonstrate that he is not the steady hand we need to lead our foreign relationships.
We need members in Congress with the courage to hold Trump in check, but who can also speak with experience and authority on matters of national security – issues that have been the primary focus of my career.
As the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world, America has a responsibility to secure peace in our time. We must must be prepared and capable in exercising all options before resorting to war.
- Revising and limiting the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) which was created in 2001 and is still used to justify American involvement across the world
- Limiting nuclear activity by supporting the Iran deal and pursuing diplomacy with North Korea
- Supporting our troops and military families