How about nuking them instead? On Sunday, both parties criticized the proposal President Obama recently submitted to Capitol Hill on defeating The Islamic State, suggesting it doesn’t go far enough. Some of the most pointed criticism came from Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Sen. John McCain says it matters whether Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns over the waiting list scandal, but, he adds, there is a bigger issue. “If these allegations are true people should be going to jail, not just resigning their positions,” the Arizona Republican said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”
Sen. John McCain hotly disputed a study claiming that at least half of Syria’s rebels are radical jihadis, repeatedly exclaiming “Not true, not true!” McCain told the Council on Foreign Relations audience, that he disagreed with the findings, and challenged the contention by defense consultancy IHS Jane’s that “the insurgency is now dominated by groups with at least an Islamist viewpoint of the conflict.”
On Tuesday Sen John McCain blasted the agreement reached between the U.S. and Russia for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons, saying that the Obama administration backed into the compromise and that it won’t end the country’s bloody civil war.
“I wish I could see the recent agreement between Russia and the United States to rid the Assad regime of its chemical weapons as major breakthrough,” the Republican senator from Arizona told the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C. “Unfortunately, I cannot.”
On Monday, a top Republican senator called for a delay in the confirmation of President Obama’s pick for CIA director until more questions are answered on the deadly attack last year on a U.S. consulate in Libya.
Lawmakers in congress are rather frustrated and are telling Obama and his administration to get its story straight on what happened in last week’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, with President Obama coming under pressure to address the American people about the evolving narrative.