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Steve Bullock on Foreign Policy

Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn); MT Governor

 


Israel is a trusted partner & trusted friend

Q: Do you think Israel meets international standards of human rights?

A: "I think that Israel's a trusted partner, a trusted friend to our country."

Q: Where would you go on your first international trip as president?

A: "That could be as close as Canada, it could be down to Mexico."

Source: 2019 "Meet the Candidates" (NY Times.com) , Jun 18, 2019

Block foreign influence on elections; end Cuba embargo

Bullock has little foreign policy experience, but he has called for keeping U.S. elections free from foreign influence. Bullock has also advocated for ending the trade embargo with Cuba. He declined to discuss his views on the war in Afghanistan during a visit there in 2013, saying he was in the country to learn about its issues and that his focus as governor was on jobs and economic development in Montana, not international affairs.
Source: PBS News Hour 2020, "Where the candidate stands on 9 issues" , May 15, 2019

Vetoed bill banning Shariah law; it's just anti-Muslim

Gov. Bullock vetoed a bill that would have banned Sharia and other foreign laws from being used in Montana courts. Bullock said he was disturbed that the ban, if he had signed it, could have been seen as an "endorsement for anti-Muslim sentiments and activity."

"It cannot be seriously denied that the bill is drawn from 'Sharia law bans' that have been tried in other states. The intent of these bills is to target a particular religion and group of people for disfavored treatment," Bullock said, adding that the proposal could add to the "nationwide surge in hate crimes."

"I don't see how affirming our Constitution does that. I disagree with him," said Sen. Keith Regier (R-Kalispell). He and other backers argued that the measure aimed merely to declare support for U.S. and Montana law. They rejected contentions that the bill was anti-Islamic or xenophobic.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 3/21/2017 56-43-1; passed Senate 2/3/2017 27-21-1; vetoed by Governor Bullock, 4/6/2017

Source: The Missoulian on Montana voting record SB.97 , Apr 6, 2017

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