Kamala Harris in Council on Foreign Relations


On Foreign Policy: Decisions should be made after outreach to allies

After the president announced his decision in December to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, Harris said: My concern is that when we make decisions about what we will do in terms of our military presence, much less our diplomatic priorities, that we do that in a way that will involve consultation with our military leaders, in a way that would involve some kind of consultation, or at least outreach to our allies around the globe.
Source: Council on Foreign Relations on 2020 candidates Feb 11, 2019

On Free Trade: Opposed TPP for invalidating California environmental laws

Harris opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, though for different reasons than Trump did. During the 2016 election, she argued that its adoption meant "invalidating California's landmark climate change and environmental laws." She also argued that the agreement wasn't transparent.
Source: Council on Foreign Relations on 2020 candidates Feb 11, 2019

On War & Peace: Opposes US support for Saudi military action in Yemen

Harris opposes U.S. support for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen. She joined with 55 other senators to support a resolution to end all U.S. military actions in Yemen that aren't aimed at defeating al-Qaeda. Harris spelled out her reasoning for opposing U.S. policy toward Yemen: "More than 10,000 people have been killed in this conflict that was not authorized by Congress. I believe we must reassert our constitutional authority to authorize war and conduct oversight."
Source: Council on Foreign Relations on 2020 candidates Feb 11, 2019

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