Josh Hawley further cemented his America First status at a panel with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, where he decried the U.S. government’s endless wars.
Participating in the Center for a New American Security’s (CNAS) 2019 National Security Conference, Hawley laid out his vision for an America First foreign policy.
The Senator from Missouri recognizes that Americans are growing tired of the never-ending wars in the Middle East.
He commented on Americans’ reluctance to continue supporting more wars:
They’re not going to support these endless wars in the Middle East, they’re just not. I mean the American people they look at what we’re doing in Afghanistan, they look at what we’re doing in Syria & they say ‘why are we there again exactly?
Sen. @HawleyMO: "They're not going to support these endless wars in the Middle East, they're just not. I mean the American people they look at what we're doing in Afghanistan, they look at what we're doing in Syria & they say 'why are we there again exactly?'"
This guy gets it. pic.twitter.com/gHO8zXxksh
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) June 16, 2019
Instead, he signals that China poses the biggest threat to American security due to its emphasis on cyberwarfare and unprecedented tech censorship schemes. Hawley has made a name for himself in the America First community for his efforts in confronting Big Tech and championing Middle American values.
Along with Congressman Matt Gaetz, Hawley is part of the new wing of America First elected officials that are making waves in the modern-day Republican Party.
As more Americans begin to question the neoconservative status quo of yesteryear, elected officials like Josh Hawley will be well-positioned to become leaders of a new Middle American conservatism. This brand of conservativism centers around a foreign policy restraint of restraint and is skeptical of legacy interest groups that control business and politics in America.
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