The Socialists’ response to the war in Ukraine has some Democrats on edge

DSA Member Brittany Ramos DeBarros approved working “with international partners to provide and support civil-military defense tactics”, and said “no” when asked directly in an interview whether the United States should withdraw from NATO. But in 2019, she has been listed as a speaker at an anti-NATO event, and admitted that she “attended a meeting about it” when she was an anti-war activist. His campaign said it does not support withdrawing from NATO “at this time”.

“‘Not right now’ means now is the time to save lives and de-escalate the situation,” she said in an interview. “If people want to have a larger conversation about understanding how we got here and diagnosing what we need to do to, you know, shape a different future, that can come once we we shall be lifted from the abyss.”

His campaign noted that his main Democratic primary opponent, former Rep. Max Rose, initially expressed skepticism of the first impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump, citing concerns at the time about a partisan process.

Mr Rose, seen by party strategists as the likely frontrunner, did not vote to impeach Mr. Trump said he took the subject “very seriously”. But I did not hesitate to hold Donald Trump accountable for his egregious actions.

He also has sentenced DSA’s position on NATO and called for building “an even stronger NATO alliance”.

“America’s unilateral withdrawal from NATO is perhaps the most harmful and stupid foreign policy decision we can contemplate right now,” he said. “America must redouble its efforts in its alliances, especially its transatlantic alliances.”

Some left-leaning candidates also directly rejected the DSA statement.

“I disagree with the DSA’s position on the United States’ exit from NATO,” said Rana Abdelhamid, a DSA member who is challenging Rep. Carolyn Maloney in a New York district that, under the redistricting lines, abandoned some left quarters. . “NATO is one of the main lines of defense we have against Russian aggression against Ukraine.”

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