Washington — Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton, former senator Rick Santorum, and Rep. Tom Price (R., Ga.) spoke out this afternoon against New START. At a Capitol press conference hosted by the Center for Security Policy, the trio highlighted the pact’s flaws and urged senators to vote against ratification.
Bolton, who has been one of the treaty’s leading outside opponents, encouraged senators not to “jam” START through this month. He also outlined his take on why the treaty is flawed policy.
Bolton believes the president is using the treaty as “a very clever political construct” to ensure that the U.S. does not build up its national missile-defense system.
Santorum turned to how Senate Republicans can fight START, including using “every procedural tactic,” should Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid bring it to the floor in coming days.