Saturday, 23 February 2019

Murphy Tweets Foreign Policy Platform; Would Restrain Military, Drones, and Presidential Power

In response to President Trump’s speech at the United Nations, Chris Murphy explained his “progressive foreign policy” platform in an eight-tweet thread.

After President Trump gave a speech at the United Nations General Assembly meeting that Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called an “incoherent rant,” the junior senator from Connecticut released an eight-tweet thread that could be the early makings of his own “progressive foreign policy” platform.

That platform could serve Murphy in liberal circles in the coming months, should he decide to run for president in 2020.

Murphy’s platform would change a lot about America’s military, its intelligence agencies, and the current structure of war-making power in the government.

The first ‘element’ is, in two words, “[m]ilitary restraint.”

Murphy would make up for the military’s “restraint” with “non-military tools” and the promotion of democracy abroad.

He would also curtail both the CIA’s and NSA’s roles in covert drone strikes abroad, and the president’s ability to make war.

Murphy’s thread had over 700 retweets and 2,000 likes as of late Wednesday morning, indicating there’s some kind of appetite for a “progressive foreign policy.”


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