* State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) kicked off his US Senate campaign today…
But in responding to reporters’ questions about international events, Harris at times appeared ill-prepared.
While his campaign issued a handout in which Harris voiced support for “shifting the focus of our foreign aid from the Middle East back to the Americas,” the candidate did not directly respond to a question about how that position would affect U.S. aid to Israel.
“Right now, we’re still developing all of our policies in regards to foreign policy. But I think what’s important is to realize we have a lot of work to do at home, and the intent is to make sure that first we take care of home and our neighboring countries,” he said.
When asked about Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s Monday call to temporarily stop accepting Syrian refugees in Illinois, Harris said, “I haven’t heard about Gov. Rauner’s comments on that” and said the governor should “get a balanced budget.”
* The Questions: Other topics that Sen. Harris might want to avoid?
Snark is heavily encouraged.