Foreign policy takes center stage in Washington this week as eight Republican presidential candidates gather tomorrow evening at DAR Constitution Hall for a debate hosted by The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute. It airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday on CNN.
Last week Heritage hosted House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) to discuss President Obama’s performance on matters beyond U.S. borders. We spoke to her about the Obama Doctrine, her concerns about U.S. policy toward Cuba and Israel, and why she is trying to reform the United Nations.
“What is the Obama Doctrine? Where do you draw the line? How do you choose what country you’re going to spend resources on in order to help the people be free and which are not worthy of it? I have not gotten a real sense of what that Obama Doctrine is,” Ros-Lehtinen said. “We seem to pick and choose with ease where can we do it more easily.”
Ros-Lehtinen was born in Cuba and left the island the age of 8 to flee the totalitarian regime of Fidel Castro. She later became the first Cuban-American and the first Hispanic woman elected to Congress.