May 24, 2017

Once Again Ossoff Shows How Little He Really Knows About Foreign Policy

Jon Ossoff’s youth and inexperience have been chronic problems for the Georgia Democrat. Today, Ossoff is facing more bad headlines because of a flip-flop a more experienced candidate would have handled right the first time.

The Taylor Force Act is a bill that “would strip American funding from the Palestinian Authority until it stopped granting payments to terrorists and their families.” Earlier this week, Ossoff declined to endorse the Taylor Force Act, saying he’d introduce his own legislation that would do virtually the same thing. When it was pointed out to the Ossoff campaign how nonsensical this was, the campaign quickly backtracked:

“A campaign spokeswoman told the Washington Free Beacon in an email Tuesday that if elected, Ossoff will vote for the Taylor Force Act, which would strip American funding from the Palestinian Authority until it stopped granting payments to terrorists and their families. The endorsement came two days after Ossoff refused to back the bill while speaking at a Jewish War Veterans meeting in a suburb of Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday. Though Ossoff suggested he was receptive to the measure, he stopped short of pledging support, according to local media.”

If Ossoff were actually a former national security aide, not a phony one like the Washington Post exposed, he’d have understood this issue right away. His campaign’s confusion about whether he should support this measure is a preview for voters how badly Ossoff would perform as a Congressman. Given his failure, they can now clearly see Ossoff just isn’t ready for that job.