State of Missouri Archives: on Foreign Policy

Vicky Hartzler: Criticism led to being sanctioned by Chinese Communist Party

?As a member of the Congressional Executive Commission on China, she confronted China's human rights abuses, persecution of Christians, and long before the pandemic, pushed to bring production of life-sustaining medicines back to America. She voted to stop federal government loans to China, and introduced legislation to stop China's misuse of student visas. The Chinese Communist Party view Vicky as such a threat to their regime they have sanctioned her.
Source: 2021 Missouri Senate campaign website Jul 9, 2021

Eric Schmitt: First AG to sue China for "unleashing the coronavirus"

During Trump's Presidency, Eric took the lead on backing up the Administration's policies. Eric was the first Attorney General to sue China to hold them accountable for unleashing the coronavirus on Americans.
Source: 2021 Missouri Senate campaign website May 2, 2021

Jason Kander: Supports Iranian nuclear deal

Q: On Iran: Support the US-Iran treaty that limits Iran's nuclear capability in return for lifting economic sanctions?

Blunt: No

Kander: No

Q: On Iraq: Should the US recommit significant additional ground troops to Iraq to combat the success of ISIS?

Blunt: Will not rule out sending ground troops to Iraq, "if there is an end goal in mind."

Kander: Only as last resort. Supports engaging "militarily, economically, and even on the Internet"

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 Missouri Senate race Oct 9, 2016

Roy Blunt: Friends no longer trust us; our enemies aren't afraid of us

Q: What are the most important challenges facing the U.S. in foreign relations?

Roy Blunt: After eight years of the Obama administration's failed foreign policy agenda, our friends no longer trust us and our enemies aren't afraid of us in a world that is more dangerous than it has ever been. Whether it's the Iran deal, the rise of ISIS or Russian aggression, a strong United States is the only answer to counter the growing threats we face.

Source: LWV's on 2016 Missouri Senate Race Sep 19, 2016

Lester Turilli: We are inherently different from other nations˙

Q: Your comments on the statement, "Support American Exceptionalism"?

A: The United States is inherently different from other nations through its formation and foundation. ˙The rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are unique to our country.˙˙America should continue to set the example for democracy and freedom for the rest of the world.˙ The USA is a nation that should lead not follow.˙ I am a supporter of the˙U.S. Constitution˙and the original intentions of the founding fathers.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Missouri candidacy by OnTheIssues Apr 25, 2016

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CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
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