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McConnell: Obama Should And Would Get Congress' Support To Strike ISIS

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Obama has already authorized limited airstrikes in Iraq against ISIS, which has terrorized the region for the last few months and murdered a U.S. journalist last week. He is also weighing whether to authorize expanded strikes in Iraq and possibly go after the group in Syria as well, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

McConnell also offered kind words about how Obama amplified his response to ISIS in recent weeks, according to CNN.

"I think the president now, at this point -- this will shock you when I say it -- at this point, is doing the right thing,” he told a local business audience.