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Over the last four years the world has skewed dramatically to the right on the question of enforcement -- the wall, we have enough Border Patrol [ agents ] to put hands across the border almost, and [ more ] ICE agents, and the' stay in Mexico' policy, the list is endless, on the enforcement side, that's all we've had for the last four years. It's a recognition that there has been a lot of enforcement out there ; and second, a recognition there are better ways to do enforcement.
It is one thing for individuals to engage in behavior that flies in the face of CDC and public health guidelines, but it is another to put employees and workers at risk, some of whom include contractors, such as catering and wait staff, who do not receive the full benefits of federal employment and may not have health insurance.
I said to New York, regardless of what happens in Georgia, we need to do this early, new York said,' I don't disagree with you, and I agree with you that they're national security positions.' So I didn't get a definitive,' Yes, we're going to do it as soon as possible.' But I have a feeling New York's well disposed at this point. We'll see.
Stand up for the proposition that we won't let any allies, just because they're an ally, kill, with impunity, a journalist — something that we cherish under our Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the freedom of expression under the First Amendment. And stand up for the proposition that we won't let our bombs fall upon innocent civilians and have the moral responsibility which will be a blemish on our history for years to come.
Today's bombing, which took place in a Syrian city patrolled by The US forces, is a stark reminder that the Trump Administration needs a clearly developed and articulated strategy to secure the gains we have made in the fight against terror that includes those on the frontlines of this ongoing fight as well as our diplomatic and development corps, the United States must do more to work with our allies to develop a comprehensive approach that secures our long-term interests in the region.
I remind you that the American public has a right to insist that the sales of U.S. weapons to foreign governments - especially those of this magnitude and lethality – are consistent with U.S. values and national security objectives, the Congress, as the direct representative of the American public, is charged with exercising effective oversight of such sales.
These entities who are our allies must understand that under U.S. law ... the purchases of such systems ultimately are sanctionable and we will press very hard on the question of pursuing those sanctions should they choose to do so, and I hope you'll communicate that in your role, absolutely, senator.
With its announcement today, the (International Atomic Energy Agency) confirmed they could not determine the possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program -- except to assess that, contrary to its claims, Iran was working at certain points to weaponize its nuclear program, with little known about Iran's true intent, we find ourselves today opening a floodgate of frozen assets to a regime that is bent on opposing our interests.
If diplomats can negotiate for two-years on this issue, then certainly Congress is entitled to a review period of an agreement that will fundamentally alter our relationship with Iran and the sanctions imposed by Congress, the best outcome remains a good deal that ends Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program. That requires a strong, united, and bipartisan approach from the administration and Congress.
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