On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Michele Bachmann laid out her foreign policy plan to a crowd of veterans and supporters on the USS Yorktown in Charleston, South Carolina.
Though her speech was at one point interrupted by a group of protesters, she laid out her plan for foreign aid, security strategy and leading America into the 21st century.
Rep. Bachmann was excited to speak with me after the speech about the importance of foreign aid for development and providing vaccines for preventable diseases like polio and measles. While she didn’t address development aid in her speech, she told me that she stands with many of ONE’s policies to help the world’s poor overcome extreme problems, and to bolster America’s image abroad and protect our citizens.
As the Palmetto State gears up for a number of candidate engagements in the run up to Saturday night’s foreign policy debate at Wofford College, there is definitely no “oops” about the importance of foreign aid and the good it can do in alleviating extreme poverty and making America a safer place.
-Zach Lamb, ONE member, South Carolina