It is paramount that America’s leadership on the global stage promote long lasting peace and diplomacy. We must work to restore America’s credibility with our allies that Trump has disrespected and demeaned, but we cannot continue to enter world conflicts with no clear goals to benefit our national security.
In 2015, I worked on Senator Booker’s foreign policy team as he weighed whether or not to vote for the Iranian Nuclear Deal. Because of Trump’s targeted murder of Iran’s second in command leader, any potential for a long-lasting trustworthy nuclear deal may have been forever lost.
American foreign relations must serve generations yet unborn by fostering dialogues and relationships that secure peace for years to come. The Trump White House instead acts in such a reckless manner as to put our country at grave risk in the immediate future.
Whether it be North Korean aggression, a credible and substantive two-state solution in the Middle East, or holding Russia to account American diplomacy must strive toward long-lasting peace. War must always be a last resort that is only pursued via Congress’
constitutionally bestowed powers to declare wars and raise and support armies.
No American President is king, and Congress’ role must be respected and upheld.