The Republicans pour outrage over President Obama's Oval Office Speech
Posted : Dec 7th 2015 12:11pm by The Oslo Times
News Serial Number : TOT58
Dec 7, WASHINGTON — President Obama's oval office speech has sparked an outrage amongst the Republicans who have criticized him for it.
According to reports, Donald Trump, tweeted that Obama had too little to say about defeating the Islamic State in the wake of mass attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif. “Is that all there is?” Trump said. “We need a new President – FAST!”
While, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, right after the speech, told fox news that Obama had failed to address public concerns about the threats from the Islamic State." Nothing the president said “will assuage people’s fears,” the Florida senator said. “We are at war with a radical jihadist group,” Rubio said.
Leaders of the Republican-run Congress have also denounced Obama’s speech. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., called it “disappointing: no new plan, just a half-hearted attempt to defend and distract from a failing policy.”
Meanwhile, the Republicans have also said that Obama’s strategy has not been working, and mocked the president for declining to use the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” After Obama’s speech Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., said that if he wins the presidency, he will order the Pentagon to “destroy” the Islamic State, and “shut down the broken immigration system” that is letting terrorists into the country. “Nothing President Obama said tonight will assist in either case,” Cruz said.
In his remarks, Obama appeared to reference the presidential campaign by denouncing what he called divisive rhetoric about Muslims and terrorism. “We cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between America and Islam,” he said.
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