The first line of every Senator’s Oath of Office calls on them to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Jaime believes we cannot retreat from our responsibilities as a global leader, and he will continue to protect America’s national security as Senator.
As a senior advisor to House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Jaime had the opportunity to travel overseas on official business. He saw conflict zones first-hand and learned the importance of maintaining America’s overwhelming military strength. Jaime understands that American security at home depends on American power abroad — military, diplomatic, and economic.
As Senator, he will work to reinvigorate our fractured alliances, and pursue diplomatic solutions that prevent conflicts at home and abroad. That means pursuing a holistic foreign policy that considers global issues, like climate change and pandemics, while confronting threats to the United States. And rather than ignore the clear and present threat of election interference, Jaime will fight to protect the integrity of our democracy.
Most importantly, Jaime knows that South Carolina is an integral piece of the international economy: America’s international alliances drive trade that strengthens our economy. In addition, Jaime knows that endless wars have cost us too many lives and too many dollars. Jaime will pursue a national security policy that prizes diplomacy, protects American interests, and benefits South Carolina’s economic security.