Wednesday, February 11, 2015

ICYMI: U.S. Rep. McSally Speaks on President’s Proposal to Combat ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today joined C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to speak with viewers about the President’s proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to combat ISIS, which the Administration released today. The request comes a day after Administration officials confirmed the death of Arizona native Kayla Mueller at the hands of ISIS.

Members of the Arizona Congressional delegation led a moment of silence today on the House floor in honor of Kayla, which can be seen HERE.
To listen to the full interview on ISIS, our military budget, and the use of A-10s in combat, click HERE.

Quotes “As somebody who wore the uniform for 26 years, it seems pretty cut and dry what we’re trying to do to make sure the commander-in-chief has the tools that he needs and the military has the tools that they need to meet the objectives to address the threats to America.” “I don’t take that lightly, authorizing anybody to go to a combat zone, but we’ve seen ISIS is a very tremendous terrorist threat to us and, again, we’ve seen it close to home here in Arizona with our own being lost.” “This is a generational conflict against Islamist extremists and we are their main target. They want nothing more than to be able to attack America and our way of life and our freedoms and what we believe in. This is an ideological struggle and they have military capabilities and they don’t just want to stay where they are.”