Senator Rand Paul wants to “destroy ISIS militarily.” That’s what he said to the Associated Press this past Friday in an email.
The exact quote: “If I were President, I would call a joint session of Congress. I would lay out the reasoning of why ISIS is a threat to our national security and seek congressional authorization to destroy ISIS militarily.”
Paul told Breitbart News last week how he thought Obama should have acted on ISIS, saying that
“if I were in President Obama’s shoes at this time, I would have called Congress back, I would have had a joint session of Congress, and I would have said ‘this is why ISIS is a threat to the United States, to the stability of the region, to our embassy, to our diplomats, and this is why I’m asking you today to authorize air attacks. I’m betting if he would have done that to a joint session of Congress, he would have gotten approval. When you don’t do it through Congress, and you do it yourself, then you really have not galvanized the will of the nation. As a true leader, what I think we need to do is galvanize the nation when we go to war.”
Previously, Senator Paul had called Hillary Clinton a “war hawk” for her stance on arming Syrian rebels. As he wrote: ” We are lucky Mrs. Clinton didn’t get her way and the Obama administration did not bring about regime change in Syria. That new regime might well be ISIS.”
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Concerning air strikes, Paul had also previously said:
“I have mixed feelings about it. I’m not saying I’m completely opposed to helping with arms or maybe even bombing.”
What do you think of Paul calling for ISIS to be destroyed? Should Congress have to approve of airstrikes like Paul insists?
h/t: Huffington Post
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