2020 Democrats

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Joe Biden

Former Vice President

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As Vice-President to Barack Obama, Biden played a key role in advancing the dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal.

The Obama-Biden administration was undoubtedly one of the most anti-Israel administrations in our nation’s history, regularly disrespecting this important ally.

Has signaled a willingness to compromise on funding for the Wall, while still criticizing President Trump on immigration.

Kamala Harris

U.S. Senator (California)

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Called President Trump “reckless” for withdrawing from the dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal. 

Called building a wall to keep out criminal illegal aliens “a total waste of money” that she “won’t support.”

Harris has previously been supportive of Israel but recently voted against legislation that would weaken efforts to boycott Israel.

Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator (Vermont)

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Called re-instating sanctions on Iran “reckless” and “dangerous.”

Called $5.7 billion for border security a waste in 2018 after voting for $46 billion in 2013.

Boycotted Israeli Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress in 2015.

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator (New York)

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Despite calling it “imperfect,” she voted for the dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal.

Opposes building the Wall and wants to abolish ICE now, after supporting strong border security and deporting criminal illegal aliens in 2006.

 

Betrayed Israel by withdrawing her sponsorship of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act.

Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator (MA)

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Called leaving the dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal, “a recipe for disaster.”

Refers to our ICE law enforcement heroes as “ugly and wrong.”

Refuses to support legislation to weaken efforts to boycott Israel.

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator (MN)

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Voted for the Iran Nuclear Deal while also saying, “sanctions can be reimposed, and the military option remains on the table.”

Opposes abolishing ICE and willing to compromise on funding the Wall.

The only Senate Democrat running for President to vote for a 2019 bill weakening efforts to boycott Israel.

Cory Booker

U.S. Senator (NJ)

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Broke with fellow New Jersey Democrat, Bob Menendez, by supporting the dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal.

On immigration: “We should be building bridges not walls, building tunnels in this region, not walls.”

While previously co-sponsoring legislation to oppose efforts to boycott the state of Israel, Booker voted against the most recent anti-boycott piece of legislation in 2019.

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor (South Bend, IN)

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Buttigieg called President Trump’s effort to increase sanctions on Iran, “chest-thumping militarism.”

Buttigieg called sending troops to defend our southern border, “embarrassing.”

After a trip to Israel, he said, “There’s a risk that support for Israel could come to be regarded as a partisan issue and I think that would be really unfortunate.”

Beto O’Rourke

Former U.S. Representative (TX)

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Called the dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal “a critical international effort.” 

Believes we need to “TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!” in reference to current border security structures.

Believes U.S. support of Israel is “damaging.”

Jay Inslee

Governor (WA)

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A spokesman for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told The Hill “he would return to the deal.”

He has called building a Wall on the southern border “useless.”

As a member of Congress, he opposed moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

Tulsi Gabbard

U.S. Representative (HI)

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On the dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal: “I voted for it because I could not find a better alternative.”

On an immigration compromise that would fund the Wall: “No.”

Believes the Israel – U.S. relationship, “must rise above the political fray, as America continues to stand with Israel as her strongest ally.”

John Hickenlooper

Former Governor (CO)

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He never publicly stated his position on the Iran Nuclear Deal.

As Governor, he withheld the Colorado National Guard from defending the U.S. southern border.

He has expressed support for the state of Israel after visiting the country, describing it as “the most remarkable seven-day trip of my life, without question.”

Julian Castro

Former Obama HUD Secretary

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Said that the dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal was “what effective diplomacy looks like.”

In his announcement speech he said, “We say ‘no’ to building a wall.”

Defended Barack Obama’s weak support of Israel as President.

Howard Schultz

Former Starbucks CEO

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His political stance on Israel is unknown.

Schultz opposes building a Wall, instead saying we should be “be building bridges and allow people in.”

Beyond his support for Hillary Clinton, Schultz’s position on supporting the Iran Deal is unknown.

Andrew Yang

Entrepreneur

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No position on the Iran Nuclear Deal. 

No position on support for the state of Israel. 

He supports citizenship for illegal aliens in America. 

Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator (CO)

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Bennet called Trump’s decision to back out of the dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal, “reckless”.

In 2009, Bennet co-sponsored the Dream Act and strongly supports immigration reform to allow dangerous, illegal aliens into the U.S.

Bennet shows weak support of Israel. His voting record indicates that he supports pro-Arab & pro-Palestine policies.

 

Eric Swalwell

U.S. Representative (CA)

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Swalwell supports the dangerous Iran Deal, referring to it as, “a verifiable, enforceable, diplomatic solution in order to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.”

Swalwell has said he “supports removing violent, convicted criminals with documentation”, but has criticized President Trump’s immigration policy on numerous occasions.

Swalwell tweeted, “I was 10 when Iraq sent Scud missiles into Israel. I was confused & asked my Dad who Israel was and why we’d defend them. “They’re one of our best friends in the world. And you always stand with your friends.” I’m still for this partnership today & anyone seeking to strengthen it”

Tim Ryan

U.S. Representative (OH)

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Ryan voted for the dangerous Iran Deal in 2015. He also criticized President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal, calling it a “grave mistake”.

 

Opposes traditional Democratic views on immigration. Ryan voted YES on the need for a southern border wall. Ryan has received a 0% rating by FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform).

Ryan has shown support for the state of Israel, tweeting: “Israel has the right to defend itself from terror.”

Marianne Williamson

Liberal Activist

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Williamson wasn’t able to vote for the Iran Deal as a public official, however, she has expressed her support to re-enter the dangerous nuclear deal.

Williamson opposes stricter border restrictions, tweeting in 2017, “Legal immigration is what we all want”.

Williamson shows weak support for the state of Israel. She believes in support for both Israel & Palestine, tweeting, “We need a President who deeply appreciates the importance of both.”

Seth Moulton

U.S. Representative (MA)

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Moulton said adding sanctions and military action toward  Iran would “leave us off worse.”

Moulton supports progressive, comprehensive immigration reform and advocates that America needs to create, “an earned path towards citizenship.”

He shows weak support of Israel. Moulton follows the progressive status-quo of the Democratic party by favoring a two-state solution and providing support to Palestine as well as Israel.

Wayne Messam

Mayor (Miramar, FL)

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Messam has expressed his full support of the dangerous Iran Deal. He was one of five Democratic candidates that said they would “rejoin” the deal

In an opinion article written by Messam, he said the United States’ immigration policy should be: “more inclusive of immigrants.”

Messam recently visited the Middle East saying, “I thought it important to take the next step and visit with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders in-person to hear about the crisis that reverberates around the world,” Messam said in a statement.”

John Delaney

Former U.S. Representative (MD)

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In 2012, Delaney was for “continuing to impose tough economic sanctions against Iran but voted for the dangerous Iran deal in 2015.

“[Delaney] believes accepting immigrants into the country greatly benefits Americans” – official statement from his website

Delaney on his support for Israel: “Israel is not just another foreign-policy issue; it is a huge part of the daily spiritual lives of millions of Americans, and there is an intense mutual bond between the two nations.”

Steve Bullock

Governor (MT)

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No official position on the dangerous Iran nuclear deal

Bullock supports a moderate stance on immigration. He supported the protection of the DREAM Act but supports enforcing stricter reviewing processes for immigrants.

No official stance on support for the state of Israel

Bill de Blasio

Mayor (NYC)

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He fully supports the dangerous Iran Deal, praising the deal, saying: “[Iran Deal] provides the best means of preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon.

de Blasio strongly supports immigration for all and has created a series of programs in NYC that provides assistance to immigrants with taxpayer money.

Mayor de Blasio’s said this on his support of Israel” “Defending Israel is a matter — from my point of view as a progressive — is a matter of being consistent with progressive values.”

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Joe Biden

Former Vice President

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Kamala Harris

U.S. Senator (California)

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Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator (Vermont)

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Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator (New York)

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Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator (MA)

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Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator (MN)

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Cory Booker

U.S. Senator (NJ)

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Pete Buttigieg

Mayor (South Bend, IN)

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Beto O’Rourke

Former U.S. Representative (TX)

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Jay Inslee

Governor (WA)

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Tulsi Gabbard

U.S. Representative (HI)

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John Hickenlooper

Former Governor (CO)

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Julian Castro

Former Obama HUD Secretary

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Howard Schultz

Former Starbucks CEO

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Andrew Yang

Entrepreneur

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator (CO)

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Eric Swalwell

U.S. Representative (CA)

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Tim Ryan

U.S. Representative (OH)

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Marianne Williamson

Liberal Activist

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Seth Moulton

U.S. Representative (MA)

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Wayne Messam

Mayor (Miramar, FL)

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John Delaney

Former U.S. Representative (MD)

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Steve Bullock

Governor (MT)

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Bill de Blasio

Mayor (NYC)

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