Josh Holmes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff, said America’s foreign policy is “up to interpretation” Tuesday on Fox News, but should include Syrian President Bashar al-Assad not using gas weapons, and Russia and Iran not leading where the U.S. ought to lead.
“Global security is a pretty dynamic situation and in many respects, what’s happening in Syria right now it is a direct result of the Obama administration’s absence in Syria,” Holmes said. “What we saw is Russia filling a void that typically the United States had been there to fill.”
“What is our foreign policy with regard to Syria?” Fox host Harris Faulkner asked.
“At this point, it’s extremely difficult because you’ve got not a lot of winners here,” Homes said.
“We don’t have to worry about anyone else being a winner, what is our foreign policy?” she said.
“Well it’s up for interpretation,” Holmes replied. “But if you look at it at its core, with the goal ought to be is to ensure that the Assad regime is not gassing its own people. That the void of American leadership is not left for Russia, Iran, and others to fill. And the United States once again reasserts itself as a leader in the world.”
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