US Representative, Adam Smith (D, 9th CD WA) appeared on Meet the Press in late August with Republican Peter King from NY State.
Smith said that the US must find worthy allies in Iraq and Syria. Otherwise the bombing will be ineffective. Smith said he supports stronger sanctions against Russia and more support for the Ukrainians fighting Russia.
Rep. King said that he generally agrees with Rep. Smith’s positions. (It’s disturbing that Smith agrees with King.)
Smith speaks well.
I’ve heard a rumor that Adam Smith is being positioned to be Secretary of Defense in a future Hillary presidency. (Maybe a rumor should not be included on an article like this!)
On Smith’s facebook page I expressed disappointment with his hawkish stance.
Here’s another video of Adam Smith, from Sept 24 appearance on CNN. Smith supports action against ISIS and wants Congress to authorize military force. “I’m working with colleague on both sides of the aisle to support that.”
Congressman Adam Smith’s Annual Salmon Bake, 28 September, Sunday, 5pm-6:30pm, 4908 136th Place SE, Bellevue 98006. Please RSVP to Rebecca Bryant, 253.572.6125 or via email at Rebecca@electadamsmith.com
Good opportunity to talk with the congressman, but they probably expect a donation.