An Illinois politician says President Obama is addressing the latest terrorist threat all wrong.
While Senator Dick Durbin used a press release to praise the plan Obama laid out Sunday night to battle the Islamic State group in the wake of attacks in Paris and San Bernadino, Republican Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville says, what plan?
"The President, I think dropped the ball on actually putting forth a strategy that many of us in Congress are willing to work with him on, to address ISIS, who is recruiting via social media, and creating this somewhat of a Disneyland euphoric picture of what their caliphate looks like in Iraq and Syria where, through the President and his lack of leadership, has allowed them to allow a pseudo-nation state," says Davis (R-Talyorville).
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Davis says he agrees with Obama that ISIS needs to be eradicated, but he had the opportunity to do it over a year ago, and failed. He says Obama has let politics get in the way of action.
"I don't think anyone is shocked that he takes a tragedy like San Bernadino...and he uses them to push his own political agenda," says Davis. "This is pretty typical of a President who takes a look at the poll numbers before he goes on T.V."