11.16.15

COMBATING TERRORISM: Clear Strategy Against ISIS Still Needed from President

At this time, President Obama should stop any refugees from coming into our country…”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding President Obama’s comments today on ISIS:

“President Obama continues to miss the mark when it comes to combating ISIS. Coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris and around the world prove that the threat from ISIS continues to grow. These attacks demonstrate that ISIS has not been contained in their ability to wage war against the West and will stop at nothing to deliver terrorism to our homeland.

“It is time for America to lead our allies in an aggressive and united coalition to defeat ISIS once and for all. The most effective way to protect our national security is to end the instability in Iraq and Syria before it reaches our shores. The resurgence of Islamic extremism and the growing Syrian refugee crisis are symptoms of President Obama’s failed foreign policy in the region.

“At this time, President Obama should stop any refugees from coming into our country until we have assurances that effective safeguards are in place to prevent radical terrorists from using the system to their advantage. The American people don’t have enough information about the refugee vetting process, which is initiated by the United Nations. Our top priority should be to defeat ISIS completely and protect every American and Georgian, no matter where they are in the world.”