Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Whitehouse served as Rhode Island’s Director of Business. His career took off in 1994 when he was nominated by President Clinton to be Rhode Island’s U.S. Attorney. In 1999, he was elected as Rhode Island’s Attorney General. He won his Senate seat in 2006 during a landslide year for Democrats, defeating incumbent Lincoln Chafee (R).
In the Senate, Senator Whitehouse is known for his progressive principles, particularly on the areas of climate change and campaign finance reform. He holds a 100% rating on the Council’s latest legislative scorecard. The Council endorsed him for re-election in 2012.
The Senator criticized President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal, “The President is ignoring the demonstrated success of the nuclear deal, and casting aside concern for the safety of the American people and our allies just to erase a victory for his predecessor. That is not putting America first.”
When the President announced the selection of John Bolton as National Security Advisor, the Senator said, “John Bolton is the wrong man for this job . . . He has pushed for needless conflict around the globe, consistently sought to tear down international institutions that keep Americans safe, and displayed a temperament on national television that should give anyone pause.”
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