Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

John Bolton’s Appointment As National Security Advisor Has Terrifying Implications


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2018
Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317

John Bolton’s appointment as National Security Advisor has terrifying implications for the Middle East, the United States, and the world. Bolton is an extreme Islamophobe and an advocate of war with Iran. He has close relationships to anti-Muslim hate groups, played a key role in pushing for the war on Iraq in 2003, and repeatedly calls for bombing Iran and attacking North Korea.

Despite the fact that his appointment does not need Congressional approval, Bolton’s record should disqualify him from public service. His elevation to a key foreign policy position is dangerous and deeply alarming. All Members of Congress should denounce Bolton’s appointment and do everything within their power to keep him from joining the National Security Council.

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