State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Foreign Policy


Cal Cunningham: Protect US with smart diplomacy & working with allies

Cal believes there is nothing more important to ensuring the safety of our nation than smart diplomacy and a forward-thinking foreign policy strategy that ensures we're working with our allies and staying tough on our adversaries. Whether it's investing in securing our electric grid, bolstering cybersecurity, or defending our elections against foreign interference, Cal believes we need a strong national defense that is focused on what we need to do to protect ourselves in the 21st century.
Source: 2020 North Carolina Senate campaign website CalForNC.com Jun 10, 2020

Al Pisano: No opinion on American Exceptionalism˙

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Support American Exceptionalism˙"?

A: N/A for Governor's Race

Source: OnTheIssues 2020 interview on North Carolina Governor race Apr 30, 2020

Garland Tucker: Wouldn't think twice about cutting foreign aid

This campaign will be a debate between Senator Tillis and me about issues and what is best for North Carolinians. They also deserve a Senator who stands with President Trump on issues like immigration, cutting spending, and foreign policy, and is not tied to the entrenched interests who benefit from the status quo. When President Trump proposed to cut foreign aid spending 30%, Senator Tillis said 'no.' I support spending cuts--and I wouldn't have had to think twice about cutting foreign aid.
Source: ABC News-13 WLOS on 2020 North Carolina Senate race May 9, 2019

Ted Budd: When America is strong, the world is safer

America is the "shining city on a hill" because of its freedom, yet today liberals are waging an unrelenting assault on freedom. I will stand up to their assault and protect our constitutional freedoms.

We deserve freedom from oppression, both foreign and domestic. Unlike President Obama, I am willing to call Islamic terrorism our enemy and I will fight it from getting a foothold around the world. When America is strong, the world is safer.

Source: 2016 North Carolina House campaign website TedBudd.com Nov 8, 2016

Deborah Ross: Work with Iran on nukes; work with allies on ISIS

Q: On Iran: Support the US-Iran treaty that limits Iran's nuclear capability in return for lifting economic sanctions?

Burr: No

Ross: Yes

Q: On Iraq: How should the US combat ISIS?

Burr: Eliminate Isis rather than contain it, specific plans unclear.

Ross: "Take them out, cut off supplies, work with allies."

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 North Carolina Senate race Oct 9, 2016

Deborah Ross: Approach threats in multilateral way, like Iran nuclear deal

Deborah supports the Iran nuclear deal, saying she favors approaching threats in a multilateral way and foreign policy through diplomacy.

She has endorsed the Kissinger-Shultz-Nunn-Perry vision of moving responsibly toward a world free of nuclear weapons and further negotiations with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons.

In the 2013-4 Congress, Burr scored a 13% on the Council for a Livable World voting scorecard. He voted to increase funding for an East Coast missile defense site. Last year, he also voted to torpedo the Iran nuclear deal and signed what was widely seen as an inappropriate letter circulated by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and sent from Republican U.S. senators to the Iranian Ayatollah Khamenei that was intended to derail the on-going negotiations.

Source: LivableWorld.org on 2016 North Carolina Senate race Aug 31, 2016

Richard Burr: 13% on Livable World scorecard; opposed Iran nuke deal

In the 2013-4 Congress, Burr scored a 13% on the Council for a Livable World voting scorecard. He voted to increase funding for an East Coast missile defense site. Last year, he also voted to torpedo the Iran nuclear deal and signed what was widely seen as an inappropriate letter circulated by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and sent from Republican U.S. senators to the Iranian Ayatollah Khamenei that was intended to derail the on-going negotiations.
Source: LivableWorld.org on 2016 North Carolina Senate race Aug 31, 2016

Mark Walker: End foreign aid to nations that abhor our heritage

The American people are the most generous in the world. However, the federal government gives billions to nations that reject our values and abhor our heritage. These dollars should be reserved for people in need--refugees, widows, and orphans-- and countries that share our commitment to democracy, like Israel. We could save tax payers billions and promote freedom worldwide if the federal government was more discerning in its foreign aid.
Source: 2014 North Carolina House campaign website, WalkerForNC.com Oct 10, 2014

Sean Haugh: No global policeman; no foreign entanglements

Haugh said the antiwar themes in his campaign would place him to the left of Hagan. Both Haugh and Tim D'Annunzio said it is time to end our military engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. The United States is using its military might at the behest of other nations for "control of resources," Haugh said. America shouldn't be a global policeman, he said, quoting George Washington's admonition against foreign entanglements. Haugh's campaign is steeped in themes opposing war and seeking cooperation through trade and diplomacy.

"I do believe that there are instances where the president has to act" arbitrarily and swiftly, and that is why the founders made him commander in chief, said D'Annunzio. But he lamented "the perversion it's grown into." American engagement in military struggles once were intended to expand freedom and better ideas around the world, D'Annunzio said. But now it seems to be more about other nations using our troops to secure their national desires.

Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate Apr 8, 2014

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