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Representative Eliot Engel's foreign policy views are far more militarist than those of the vast majority of Democrats.

Please add your name to this petition to Rep. Nancy Pelosi opposing Eliot Engel for Chair of Foreign Affairs.

Engel backed the 2003 attack on Iraq. In fact Engel, writes Stephen Zunes, "was among a rightwing minority of Congressional Democrats who voted to authorize the illegal, unnecessary, and predictably tragic U.S. invasion of that oil-rich country."

Engel has opposed efforts to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen, which has killed many thousands of civilians outright and threatens millions more with starvation and disease.

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Do not appoint Eliot Engel to chair the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Engel was one of only a handful of Democrats to oppose the Iran anti-nuclear agreement.

He has opposed the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, called for expanding NATO to include Ukraine and Georgia, and supports Morocco’s illegal annexation of occupied Western Sahara.

With contempt for the lives of Palestinian people, Engel has defended the Israeli occupation and illegal settlements as well as Israeli bombing of civilian targets. He has praised Trump for moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. He has opposed the United Nations, the World Court, the European Union, and human rights groups for criticizing Israel's government.

Despite Rep. Engel's seniority, the Democratic Party must not give the chair of this important committee to someone whose views are closer to Trump's and the Republicans' than to the views of the majority of Democrats.

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> Stephen Zunes, The Progressive: Dems Eye Hawkish Eliot Engel to Chair House Foreign Affairs Committee

 

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