Democratic National Convention Chair Bill Richardson Questioned on the Party's Pro-War Stance

July 30, 2004

Amy Goodman tracks down the governor of New Mexico to question him on the Iraq invasion. [includes rush transcript]

The floor was littered with confetti and signs. CNN host Larry King was broadcasting live from a stage in on the convention floor. He hosted a roundtable discussion with guests including political commentator Tucker Carlson, actor John Cusack and New Mexico Governor and chair of the Democratic National Convention Bill Richardson. We caught up with Richardson after he finished his interview with Larry King.


This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMY GOODMAN: Governor Richardson,—is Kerry’s foreign policy an escalation? He’s talking about more troops in Iraq and talking about the Sharon policy. I’m Amy Goodman with Democracy Now! Radio and Television.

GOVERNOR RICHARDSON: No. Senator Kerry is an internationalist. He wants to operate our foreign policy with our alliances, with our allies, and not go it alone.

AMY GOODMAN: But he’s talking about, he’s talking about more proof —

GOVERNOR RICHARDSON: I’m sorry. Please get that out of my way.