Matt Lieberman in 2019-20 GA special Senate race


On Principles & Values: Don't wait for a miracle; we must make changes

Lieberman said, "Being Jewish is not an issue. Sure, there's a small percentage of folks who are anti-Semitic and for whom it would be an issue. I wouldn't be counting on their votes anyway."

Lieberman said the "timeless lessons of our faith" have influenced his campaign. "As a Jew of post-Holocaust and post establishment of Israel, I know we're not supposed to wait for a miracle or change, but we're supposed to make change. We must do our best to make the world better."

Source: Atlanta Jewish Times on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race May 29, 2020

On Civil Rights: Supports same-day voter registration & Election Day holiday

As a businessman and former teacher, Lieberman is running on a left-of-center domestic platform, with voting rights as a main cause, given Georgia's recent history. He said he would support national legislation to ensure same-day voter registration and making Election Day a national holiday.
Source: Times of Israel on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 15, 2019

On Foreign Policy: Strong supporter of Israel & two-state solution

Lieberman is a strong supporter of Israel and the US-Israel alliance, a critic of the Palestinian Authority, and a strong detractor of the Iran deal. "The two-state solution is still a goal to have to try to pursue. It's been difficult to pursue primarily because the good faith and true intentions of the other parties has come into serious question." When asked which parties he was referring to, Lieberman said, "Specifically, the Palestinians, the Palestinian Authority."
Source: Times of Israel on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 15, 2019

On War & Peace: Against rejoining Iran Deal until better deal made

Lieberman would not support re-entering the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the Iran deal is formally known. "I think it would be great to have a better deal than the one that we had before," he said. Lieberman would not say whether he supported or opposed Trump's decision in 2017 to withdraw the United States from the landmark nuclear pact with Tehran.
Source: Times of Israel on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Nov 15, 2019

On Civil Rights: Concerned with "problems" in voting

In his campaign announcement video, he tied the controversial 2000 Florida recount to Stacey Abrams's defeat in the 2018 Georgia governor's race, one that Abrams has claimed was stolen. Lieberman has declined to go that far, telling JewishInsider.com, "I think there were enough problems that were identified in the election to make a reasonable person not just worried but frustrated that it wasn't run in a better way with fewer problems."
Source: JewishInsider.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 24, 2019

On Foreign Policy: We should be sticking by our allies

On foreign policy, Lieberman expressed concern that Trump had "completely sold out" the Kurds, whom he described as a "reliable [and] heroic ally of the United States under difficult circumstances." In his view, "we should be sticking by our allies." Lieberman went on to "extend that thought to the issue of our alliance with Israel and one of the concerns it's fair to have when it comes to this president is that no one really knows where he is going to be tomorrow and that's problematic."
Source: JewishInsider.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 24, 2019

On War & Peace: Iran nuclear deal could have been better

"I think the Iran nuclear deal could have been better," said the Senate hopeful. "The benefit of delaying Iran's nuclear capability may well have been outweighed by the cost of freeing up enormous sums of money for Iran to wreak havoc-- I think any future deal would need to look at what that experience has been and would look at what Iran has done with the funds that were opened up to it and take that into much more serious consideration given actual events that have transpired."
Source: JewishInsider.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 24, 2019

On Foreign Policy: Will abide by ethics rules concerning father's lobbying work

As a registered ZTE lobbyist, Joe Lieberman has played a behind-the-scenes role in the company's efforts in Washington. Matt Lieberman promises there is a wall between his father's ZTE work and his campaign advisory role. "If I am fortunate enough to be trusted with this Senate seat by the people of Georgia, I will, of course, abide stringently by all Senate ethics rules," he said. "If there's ever a gray area, I will err on the side of propriety."
Source: Atlanta Jewish Times on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 21, 2019

On Principles & Values: Will "err on the side of propriety"

Matt Lieberman promises there is a wall between his father's ZTE work [former Senator Joe Lieberman is a registered lobbyist for the Chinese telecom company ZTE Corporation] and his campaign advisory role. "If I am fortunate enough to be trusted with this Senate seat by the people of Georgia, I will, of course, abide stringently by all Senate ethics rules," he said. "If there's ever a gray area, I will err on the side of propriety."
Source: RollCall.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 21, 2019

On Abortion: In campaign announcement, came out as pro-choice

Matt Lieberman's views are largely unknown so far. In a video declaring his candidacy, he called for a ban on assault-style weapons, proclaimed himself pro-choice, and endorsed a "Voting Rights Act for the 21st Century" to protect voters who rights might be endangered by state and local laws.
Source: Newsmax.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 8, 2019

On Government Reform: Protect voters whose rights are endangered by local laws

Matt Lieberman's views are largely unknown so far. In a video declaring his candidacy, he called for a ban on assault-style weapons, proclaimed himself pro-choice, and endorsed a "Voting Rights Act for the 21st Century" to protect voters whose rights might be endangered by state and local laws.
Source: Newsmax.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 8, 2019

On Gun Control: In campaign announcement, came out as pro-gun control

Matt Lieberman's views are largely unknown so far. In a video declaring his candidacy, he called for a ban on assault-style weapons, proclaimed himself pro-choice, and endorsed a "Voting Rights Act for the 21st Century" to protect voters who rights might be endangered by state and local laws.
Source: Newsmax.com on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 8, 2019

On Civil Rights: We need a Voting Rights Act for the 21st century

In 2000 I watched as the Supreme Court stole the election and changed the course of history. We need a Voting Rights Act for the 21st century,'" Lieberman says in his announcement video referencing the Florida recount battle that ensued following the 2000 presidential election in which his father was on the ticket.
Source: CNN.com coverage of 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 3, 2019

On Energy & Oil: Net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

We need to protect our environment, seize this last moment of opportunity to avoid irreversible damage, and I'm in favor of policies that will get us to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const. on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 3, 2019

On Gun Control: For assault rifle ban & background checks

I'm strongly in favor of gun control, including a ban on assault rifles and universal background checks.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const. on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 3, 2019

On Health Care: Expand ObamaCare; add public option

I want to expand on the success of ObamaCare and include a public option.
Source: Atlanta Journal-Const. on 2019-20 Georgia 2-year Senate race Oct 3, 2019

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