2020 Democrats

on National Security


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Beto O’Rourke

Fmr. U.S. Representative - Texas,

2013 - 2019

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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.”

Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator - Vermont,

2009 - Present

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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,

2009 - Present

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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.

Joe Biden

Vice President - Pennsylvania,

2009 - 2017

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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.

John Hickenlooper

Governor - Colorado,

2011 - 2019

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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.”

Jay Inslee

Governor - Washington ,

2013 - Present

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Inslee has not made any public comment on the Iran Nuclear 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 - Hawaii,

2013 - Present

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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.”

Kamala Harris

U.S. Senator - California,

2017 - Present

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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.

Julian Castro

Fmr. Obama HUD Secretary - Texas,

2014 - 2017

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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.

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator - Minnesota,

2007 - Present

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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.

Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator - Massachusetts,

2013 - Present

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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.

Cory Booker

U.S. Senator - New Jersey,

2013 - Present

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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.

Howard Schultz

Former Starbucks CEO - New York,

Independent Candidate

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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.

Pete Buttigieg

Mayor - South Bend, Indiana,

2012 - Present

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His stance on the Iran Nuclear Deal is not known.

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.”

Andrew Yang

Entrepreneur - New York,

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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. 

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Beto O’Rourke

Fmr. U.S. Representative

Texas

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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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Joe Biden

Vice President

Pennsylvania

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John Hickenlooper

Governor

Colorado

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Jay Inslee

Governor

Washington

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Tulsi Gabbard

U.S. Representative

Hawaii

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Kamala Harris

U.S. Senator

California

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Julian Castro

Fmr. Obama HUD Secretary

Texas

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Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator

Minnesota

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Elizabeth Warren

U.S. Senator

Massachusetts

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Cory Booker

U.S. Senator

New Jersey

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Howard Schultz

Former Starbucks CEO

New York

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Pete Buttigieg

Mayor

South Bend, Indiana

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Andrew Yang

Entrepreneur

New York

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