It begins….the revolt against the iron fist of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Look, the Democrats have an important choice to make for the next two years.
They can play politics, try to destroy Trump before the 2020 election and fight him on every initiative.
Or they can find common ground where it exists on important issues and be part of a bipartisan solution.
America demands the left do the latter, especially when it comes to stupid foreign wars, and if Pelosi is not careful she may lose her caucus and get crushed in the 2020 election.
Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), a progressive Democrat who is the co-chairman of the 2020 Democrat presidential campaign for Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he hopes a bipartisan coalition comes together to work with President Donald Trump to end a number of wars and U.S. military conflicts worldwide.
Ro Khanna argued that if the United States stops its backing of Saudi Arabia in Yemen’s civil war, finally ends the war in Afghanistan, withdraws troops from Syria once and for all, resists temptations by some to get militarily involved in Venezuela, and completes successful peace negotiations with North Korea, then the United States could better invest resources wasted abroad into rebuilding America’s infrastructure.
“Here’s my message: We probably all agree that our primary responsibility is to make sure that America and our values lead the 21st century,” Khanna said when asked what his message is to the millions of Trump supporters who read Breitbart News, people who may find it odd that a Democrat is open to working with Trump on at least some things:
Our biggest competitor in my view is probably China in terms of who’s going to win the 21st century. Is it going to be a free enterprise democracy with America, or is it going to be an authoritarian country like China?
China has not been in a war since 1979. They are putting all their resources into building good will with other countries and into developing their airports, their bridges, their universities, their artificial intelligence.
Why are we involved in wars that are not winnable that are costing us resources that are strategic in winning the 21st century? Instead of all the trillions of dollars that we have spent on these wars, imagine if we built our infrastructure, if we invested in our people, if we helped build our country to make sure that we win in the 21st century.
I think that is a message that every American regardless of whether you voted for President Trump or whether you voted for a Democratic member of Congress can get behind because it’s for the national purpose and when it comes to winning in the 21st century I think we’re all on the same team.
“There is a wariness of interventionism and militarism overseas in the Congress,” Khanna told Breitbart News. “You have very thoughtful critics of this on both the Republican and Democratic side. There are people like Mark Meadows who have spoken out about the need for congressional authorization before we get into another intervention. He’s been very helpful in our efforts on Yemen, and of course there’s people like Rand Paul.”
“My hope is we’re going to pass for the first time a Yemen War Powers Resolution, in the history of this country, since 1973,” Khanna told Breitbart News. “It’s going to pass with Republican votes as well, both in the Senate and the House.
My hope is that the president will sign it. That will go a long way in his recognizing the need for congressional authorization prior to having military involvement abroad. It also will go a ways in dealing with the current scandal over Kushner’s security clearance and conversations Kushner has been having with MBS. It would reassure the country if he signs the War Powers Resolution by showing he’s willing to hold Saudi Arabia accountable.”