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Boyle Statement on the Nomination of Amb. John Bolton as National Security Advisor

March 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13), a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to news that President Trump has appointed Ambassador John Bolton as National Security Advisor.

“John Bolton is a dangerous radical. President Trump’s decision to make Bolton his National Security Advisor is deeply disturbing.

John Bolton has spent his entire career pushing fringe conspiracy theories, espousing radical ideas about multilateralism, and undermining key alliances across the world. He helped recklessly drive our country into the Iraq War and has been credibly accused of manipulating U.S. intelligence to do so. He was bounced out of the George W. Bush administration because he was too extreme even for them.

I strongly oppose this appointment and urge the President to reconsider. The last place John Bolton should be is sitting next to the President of the United States advising him on matters of war and peace.

Congressman Boyle is also a member of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa as well as the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.