12.14.15

Senator David Perdue Urges Change of Pace in Fight Against ISIS

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

“Today, President Obama continued to push the same failed set of tactics to fight ISIS. The President said we are hitting ISIS harder than ever, but neglected to tell the American people how he plans to destroy them. The President touted that ISIS has lost 40 percent of the ground it once held in Iraq, but failed to mention the ground the terrorist group has gained in Syria. His newly found sense of urgency to acknowledge ISIS as a serious threat comes too little, too late. What we need now, more than ever, is a comprehensive strategy to truly defeat, dismantle, and destroy ISIS definitively. My colleagues and I have outlined concrete actions that would provide a much needed change of pace in our fight against terrorism and I urge our Commander-in-Chief take these steps immediately.”

Last week, Senator Perdue joined nine senators in sending a letter to President Obama outlining concrete actions to destroy ISIS. View the letter here.