Fiorina Opposed to Nuclear Weapons Expansion

Judy on April 30, 2015
I attended Carly Fiorina's national security talk sponsored by Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security. In response to my question, Fiorina said she does not support the $1 Trillion plan to upgrade America's nuclear weapons.

Ms. Fiorina outlined a very aggressive approach to US security. She said that we "need the strongest military on the face of the planet. We ... [should be] ... prepared to invest what is necessary. Everyone must know it." She said that after her inauguration, her first call would be to Bibi Netanyahu. She seems to view the Iran Framework Agreement more according to the Israeli than the US State Department interpretation.

Not surprisingly, the moderator did not pose the question I submitted. However, I approached Ms. Fiorina after the formal question period. Here is our exchange, as accurately as I could note it down a few minutes later:

Judy: As you know, there are plans for massive expansion of the US nuclear weapons capability, costing $1 trillion dollars over 30 years. Do you support it?

Fiorina: I do not support it. I also do not support Iran getting nuclear weapons.

Judy: But you do not support the expansion of our nuclear weapons capability?

Fiorina: I do not.

Since there was no time for a longer discussion, I am not sure what to make of this. Interesting, though.

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