A Republican senator got more mileage out of his party’s favorite anti-Obama joke Thursday when he criticized the president for his handling of the situation in Syria.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” that President Obama may have drawn a so-called red line last year on the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons because he didn’t have the assistance of a teleprompter.
“Well, what it says to me is that the president gets lost when he doesn’t have a teleprompter in front of him, which he obviously didn’t last year,” Chambliss said.
Obama said Wednesday at a news conference in Stockholm that the international community established a red line on chemical weapons, not him. Chambliss called those remarks “mystifying.”
Dan Senor, a former foreign policy adviser under George W. Bush and Mitt Romney, took on the GOP Wednesday when he pointed out that Republicans never cried foul last August when Obama made the “red line” comment.
Chambliss announced earlier this year that he will not seek re-election in 2014.