Delaney Campaign Highlights Foreign Policy Focus
FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, MD – According to multiple analysts and pundits, foreign policy has not played a large role in the Democratic primary to date.
John Delaney’s National Press Secretary, Michael Starr Hopkins, releases the following statement:
“There has been commentary in the media in recent days concerning lack of attention to foreign policy issues among Democratic presidential candidates.
“That is not the case with the Delaney for President 2020 Campaign.
“John Delaney considers foreign policy as the unique area in which the President of the United States has grave responsibility and clear authority to defend the interests of the United States and to represent the United States in the global community. He places high priority on covering all foreign policy issues and stands prepared to assume the responsibility of managing our country’s foreign affairs and national defense from the first hour of his presidency.
“The Delaney Campaign appointed a Foreign Policy Coordinator in November 2018 and has developed a network from prestigious think tanks and universities of about 250 experts on more than thirty foreign policy issues from whom we draw for private one-on-one meetings and roundtable discussions. We have prioritized regular foreign policy briefings from experts in the field on those important issues. These consultations will continue until Inauguration Day 2021.
“Congressman Delaney delivered a comprehensive speech at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies on April 30, 2019, in which he presented the key elements of his foreign policy agenda. Delaney’s focus on foreign policy was also highlighted in Josh Rogin’s May 23rd
column in The Washington Post, titled ‘2020 Democrats must run on foreign policy, not away from it.’
“During the duration of the 2020 presidential campaign Congressman Delaney will continue to share his vision for foreign policy and America’s responsibility as a leader in our global community.”
Delaney is scheduled to speak at the Council on Foreign Relations on Thursday, September 5, 2019 in New York.