Barbara Lee, progressive leaders, criticize Trump’s Secretary of State candidates

Rep. Barbara Lee wants President-elect Trump to 
avoid  choosing a pro-Iraq War supporter for
secretary of state. 

East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee and three other members of the House Progressive Caucus are concerned about President-elect Donald Trump’s possible choices for Secretary of State.

In a letter Monday, the group referenced comments Trump made during the campaign labeling the Iraq War as a catastrophic error. “The war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake,” Trump once said.

Yet the president-elect is reportedly considering two avowed supporters of the war–Rudy Giuliani and John Bolton.

Mitt Romney is also reportedly a candidate for the post.

“Many years after the Iraq War’s launch, these potential candidates remain unrepentant with regard to the greatest foreign-policy failure in modern U.S. history,” according to the letter. “This fact alone calls into serious doubt their ability to pursue prudent alternatives to escalations of conflict.”

In addition to Lee, Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) signed the letter.

The decision whether to invade the Middle East in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks is undoubtedly important to Lee, whose lone vote against authorization of the invasion proved prescient.

Categories: AUMF, Barbara Lee, CA13, congress, Iraq War, Keith Ellison, letter, Progressive Caucus, secretary of state

3 replies

  1. I heard Barbara Lee praising Fidel Castro on the radio last night. She visited Castro many times in Cuba since the 1970s. After hearing her speak about him, she has no credibility in my opinion. Progressive is the first steps to a communist New World Order.


  2. By MW:

    Even based on the “standards” of the weasels, demagogues, charlatans, and pseudo liberal politically correct phonies that make up the leadership of the Bay area's Democratic Party, Barbara Lee is an extreme joker.

    So I do not give a hoot, or even half a hoot, what Barbara Lee says or “thinks.” However if I was a producer of cartoons or comic strips, then I would use her comments for captions in the cartoons or comic strips.


  3. By MW:

    Before any major organization, and including the US government, is allowed to make any significant moves, it should be required to get pre-approval from a committee made up of Bay area style “liberals,” and including Barbara Lee, since the phonies, jokers, and big windbags that compose Bay area style “liberalism” “know” that they are the very best, the very finest, the very most intelligent, and the very most wonderful people to be found anywhere.

    In fact if I should decide to become a promoter of musical concerts and then send bands all over the United States to perform, I will get Bay area style “experts,” and including from Oakland's Fire Dept and Building Inspections,to check out for fire safety each building that the groups are scheduled to perform in.

    In fact, it was Bay area style “experts” who “knew” that Jim Jones, and later of Jonestown infamy, was a wonderful person and made him into a hero, since the “stupid” and “unsophisticated” hicks, and in such places as Jones” native Indiana, were not fooled by his lies, garbage, and nonsense, so therefore he came o the Bay area, since it contained plenty of liberals “intelligent” enough to realize how extremely wonderful he was.

    In other words, the “sophisticated” and “extremely intelligent” people that compose the Bay area's liberal community could easily “see” that Jim Jones was a wonderful person, and not a sleazy con man, demagogue, charlatan, and world class scumbag.


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