In an online, video response, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., called the president’s suggestion counterproductive in America’s mission to destroy ISIS.
Tillis said Obama needs to formulate a comprehensive strategy to “completely defeat” ISIS and “secure our homeland.”
Another point in Obama’s speech stressed the importance of slashing the backlog of veterans’ cases at VA hospitals. It was the only part in the speech Tillis agreed with in his recorded statement.
“The reality is the American people are sick and tired of gridlock in Washington,” Tillis said in his recorded statement. “The president has a choice to make. He can finally engage with Congress to work to find common ground or the president can continue to sidestep congress and the American people by implementing executive actions that divide rather than unite.”
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