Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus blasted President Barack Obama’s primetime address Tuesday night on Syria, characterizing his response to a reported chemical weapons attack in Syria as an embarrassment.
“The administration’s handling of the U.S. response to Syria has been so haphazard it’s disappointed even the president’s most ardent supporters,” he said in a statement. “This rudderless diplomacy has embarrassed America on the world stage. For a president who campaigned on building American credibility abroad, the lack of leadership coming from the Oval Office is astounding.”
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