Calling himself a “defense hawk,” U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis Monday called for continued international engagement by the United States both militarily and economically.
The freshman Republican defended foreign assistance programs during remarks to The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition in uptown Charlotte. He framed it as part of an effort to preserve America’s international leadership.
“We’re in a period of retreat,” he told about 300 business and political leaders. “We’re in a period where Russia is back to their old ways … The world suffers. The world becomes a less safe place.”
That dovetails with the mission of the Washington-based Coalition, which, according to its Web site, supports “a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.”
Republican justification for tyranny. Keep on voting for evil.