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Kamala Harris pick gives Joe Biden foreign policy flexibility

Contributor: Tom Rogan

Selecting Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate, Joe Biden would appear to have given himself flexibility to shape his foreign policy vision without major influence from his No. 2.

Unlike his prospective choice of Susan Rice, Harris lacks foreign policy credentials and comprehensively developed positions.

The foreign policy section of Harris's campaign website is rather fluffy and generalized. Still, we do have some evidence for her positions. Biden's former challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination is in favor of defense spending cuts and was one of only 10 senators to vote against the 2018-2019 defense bill. Expect the Trump campaign to use Harris as a new pivot to present the Biden campaign as weak on defense.

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