April 10, 2017

2020 Democrats To The Left Of Kerry & Clinton On Syria

After murderous dictator Bashar Al-Assad gassed his own people yet again, most Americans applauded the air strikes directed against his regime. Not among those Americans were many of the Democrats already jockeying for 2020 position. In statements to the public, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris all came out against the military action. They showed that for many Democrats, politics still trumps national security.

Making these Democrats look even worse was reaction from the last two Democratic Secretaries of State. Both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry supported the action, with former Secretary Kerry reported to say that it could bring about a quicker peace:

“One longtime proponent of military action against Assad is former Secretary of State John Kerry, who was “absolutely supportive” of Trump’s strike and ‘gratified to see that it happened quickly,’ according to a person close to the former diplomat. Kerry is watching to see whether more strikes might be coming, this person said, who added that Kerry ‘believes if executed correctly and clearly, [military action] can help reenergize the diplomatic channel’ to produce a peace deal.”

Clinton and Kerry’s reactions were a perfect example of the bi-partisan support these new strikes have engendered in regular Americans. Warren, Gillibrand, Booker, and Harris could all learn a thing or two, like that there’s more important things in life than presidential politics.