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Senator Blunt Statement on the President’s Oval Office Address

December 07, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s Oval Office address on the terrorist threat:

“What the American people needed to hear from the president last night was a comprehensive strategy to defeat the terrorist threat and keep our country safe. Instead, what they heard was a reiteration of the same failed policies that have allowed ISIS to continue consolidating gains in the Middle East and Africa, and spreading their insidious ideology abroad.

“The attack in San Bernardino last week demonstrates that ISIS is far from contained, and underscores the urgent need for the president to re-evaluate his strategy and change course. Congress stands ready to work with the administration to provide the tools and resources necessary to enhance our intelligence capabilities, reinforce the coalition’s fight against ISIS, and prevent terrorists from entering the United States. The president has no more sacred a responsibility than to keep Americans safe, and I urge him to re-focus his efforts on defending the nation rather than doubling down on policies that clearly haven’t worked.”  

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