Jewish Insider: Gregory Meeks wins key recommendation for Foreign Affairs chairmanship

December 2, 2020

By Jacob Kornbluh and Marc Rod

Halie Soifer, executive director of the Jewish Democratic Council of America, noted that the committee’s work would be “essential” to Biden’s efforts to rebuild the State Department. “I think that this committee should conduct a post mortem on what Trump’s practices, policies and budget have meant for our State Department, as well as our foreign policy to ensure that this does not happen again,” said Soifer, who was a senior foreign policy advisor to former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL).

In that regard, Soifer stressed, all the three candidates “seem to be committed in doing that.”