As a Member of Congress I will support efforts to withhold UN funding or PA aid in response to any move to recognize or legitimize a Palestinian state outside of the context of direct talks. Furthermore, I would support congressional action that would press other regional nations to normalize relations with Israel.
Additionally, as a Member of Congress, I will publicly urge the administration to veto any anti-Israel resolution brought before the UN Security Council, to fight against anti-Israel efforts in the UN General Assembly, and to strongly support Israel joining the Security Council.
A: Strongly Support.
A: The incumbent has had 18 years where he has not demonstrated leadership. He distrusts the United Nations; whereas we think there is nothing that can't be gained by having a conversation.
Q: Should we worry about maintaining US sovereignty under UN actions?
A: Sure, the US is sovereign from the UN, but we can still have conversations through the UN and other venues. Diplomatic solutions are always preferable.
I support a strong national defense, but I am also very anti-war. Wyoming is highly militarized, including many retired military personnel. Yet most military people I have met share my interest in peace-making foreign policies.
Roberts opposed a United Nations treaty banning discrimination against people with disabilities after being personally lobbied to support it by his predecessor, former Senator Kassebaum, and by former Senator Dole, who uses a wheelchair. Roberts said he did not trust the UN.
"I'm disappointed in Pat," said Kassebaum, referring to both the treaty vote and his larger reluctance to stand up to his party's right wing. "You're not sent there just to go whichever way the polls tell us."
Dole, who supports Roberts, acknowledged that his old friend's vote had irritated him "a little bit." "My view is we need to be a party of inclusion, and that includes moderates as well as conservatives," Dole said.
Roberts's aides candidly acknowledge that the moves [ensure against losing in a Tea Party primary].
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