Chairman Crowley Statement on President Trump’s National Security Plan

December 18, 2017
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) —House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on President Trump’s national security plan for America:

“This national security plan regurgitates President Trump’s most antagonistic campaign rhetoric. Rhetoric that has alienated our closest allies during his first 11 months in office, weakened the United States’ position as a global leader and diminished our security both here at home and abroad.

“The unfortunate reality is the president lacks a true national security vision for this country. There are numerous missed opportunities in this document - most glaringly the failure to publicly acknowledge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. If President Trump is unwilling to stand tough against our adversaries in practice, then this national security plan will do nothing to make us safer or stronger.”