Cicilline Statement on John Bolton

Mar 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

“John Bolton is a dangerous individual. He has argued for pre-emptive attacks on both Iran and North Korea. Under President George W. Bush, he was one of the leading advocates for invading Iraq. He still believes the decision to invade was worth it, even after our country lost 4,424 heroes and spent $2 trillion. In fact, we are still dealing with the consequences today with turmoil across the region, especially the civil war in Syria.”

“A decade ago, the U.S. Senate refused to confirm Bolton as Ambassador to the United Nations. He certainly is not qualified to serve as National Security Adviser to the President.”