Release: Hassan Dodges Questions Because She's Dangerously Weak On Foreign Policy
MANCHESTER - Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire recently caught up with Governor Maggie Hassan to ask her whether her lack of foreign policy experience makes her less qualified for office.
Click HERE to watch the video of her dodging our questions.
Especially during a time when many Granite Staters are extremely concerned about our country's capability to protect its citizens from increased terrorist threats, it is important that our leaders are able to deal with national security issues. Regrettably, Governor Maggie Hassan has repeatedly demonstrated her dangerous lack of understanding of how do deal with the policies that would keep Granite Staters safe.
Here are just a handful of examples of how Hassan's lack of foreign policy experience is dangerous:
- Proving she is just a puppet of Washington Democrats, Governor Hassan came out in support of the Obama Administration's dangerous nuclear deal with Iran despite strong bi-partisan opposition to it.
- Governor Hassan was the first and only Democratic governor to call for a complete halt of Syrian refugees coming to America due to national security concerns. She then faced strong backlash from liberals in New Hampshire and in Washington. Rather than standing strong, Maggie demonstrated her lack of resolve. She quickly backtracked and said her original statement was "misunderstood." To this day, no one truly knows exactly where the governor stands on the issue.
- Governor Maggie Hassan incorrectly said, "ISIS declared war with the bombing of Paris" in an interview with WMUR last year. The reality is that ISIS declared war on the US homeland as far back as 2012.
- Governor Hassan supports President Obama's plan to close Gitmo, but despite being asked multiple times by reporters and organizations such as ours, she is unable or unwilling to explain what she would do with the dangerous detainees currently residing there.
- During an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio, it was reported that "Hassan offered few specifics when it came to foreign policy."
- After Bowe Bergdhal (an alleged deserter who walked away from his post multiple times) was released, Governor Hassan actually said that his "dedication and resilience represent(s) the very best of all our service members." The Union Leader rightfully called Hassan's statement an embarrassment and "the worst."
- Not once has Governor Hassan given an explanation as to how she would address the national security concerns stemming from our porous borders and broken immigration system. The fact that she rarely mentions it leaves many Granite Staters wondering if she even has a plan.
Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement;
"Time and time again, Maggie Hassan has proven that her puddle-deep understanding of foreign affairs would make New Hampshire less safe. Her weakness on these issues is only amplified by her immediate willingness to play 'follow the leader' with party bosses when she is unable to develop her own positions. Thus, we aren't too surprised she refused to answer our questions on the issue.
"Granite Staters are rightfully concerned about the dangerous times we live in. They deserve leaders who understand foreign policy and have a strong grasp on national security issues. Regrettably, Maggie Hassan doesn't even begin to measure up, which is incredibly frightening."