Senate Foreign Relations Chairman kept in the dark on Cuba negotiations

Megan R. Wilson The Hill 1/4/2015

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the outgoing head of the Senate’s foreign relations committee, on Sunday blasted the Obama administration’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba and said it would be “difficult” to confirm an ambassador…

…Menendez says he knew nothing about the talks, which reportedly took place for a […]

Sen. Corker: White House Meeting About Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘One Of The Most Bizarre I’ve Attended’

CBS News Washington, DC 5/23/2014

White House officials have been holding private meetings this week aimed at soothing lawmakers’ concerns over the U.S. posture in Syria, the future of the American military presence in Afghanistan and defense spending. The meetings come as a frustrated White House seeks to push back at criticism of President Barack […]

Rand Paul: My colleagues just voted to arm the allies of al Qaeda

John Hudson Foreign Policy 5/21/2013

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blasted members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, which voted overwhelmingly to arm elements of the Syrian opposition in a bill co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). “This is an important moment,” Paul said, addressing his Senate colleagues. “You will […]

The moment of responsibility for Hillary Clinton

Her fatal mistakes mirror the disaster at Mogadishu

Sen. Rand Paul The Washington Times 5/10/2013

…The secretary of state’s responsibility is to protect our diplomats. Mrs. Clinton should have been relieved of her post for denying pleas for additional security. Almost 20 years ago, President Clinton’s secretary of defense was relieved of his post for […]

Sen. Rand Paul Issues Letter to Secretary Kerry Requesting Declassification of Foreign Aid Violations

Senator Rand Paul 4/30/2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, April 26, Sen. Rand Paul issued a letter [PDF] to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting that instances of waste, misuse and theft of U.S. foreign aid be investigated and then made public. During Secretary Kerry’s testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 18, […]

It’s about time…

Michael Totten Instapundit 5/10/2011

IT’S ABOUT TIME. John Kerry finally gives up on Syria’s Bashar al-Assad as a reformer. “He obviously is not a reformer now,” the senator said.

Assad wasn’t a reformer earlier, either, and that was obvious to at least some of us all along.

Update: Kucinich says the U.S. is violating Security […]