WATCH: Sen. Graham Rages Against Obama Response To Paris Attack

|
January 11, 2015 2:38 p.m.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday blasted President Obama and his response to the terrorist attack in Paris last week.

“I have no idea why the president of the United States won’t call this a religious war when the president of Egypt does. Our strategy to combat radical Islam is failing,” Graham said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Graham charged that Obama does not take the threat of terrorism seriously enough and criticized the president for sending Attorney General Eric Holder to a security summit in Paris this weekend.

“Last time I checked, we’re at war. I wouldn’t send my attorney general if I were president to deal with radical Islamic terrorists,” Graham said. “The attorney general is a law enforcement officer and it tells you all you need to know about Obama’s view of this conflict. He thinks it’s a crime out of control. I think it’s a war out of control.”

The senator then said that Obama’s policies are not effective in combatting terrorism.

“President Obama’s strategy is not going to degrade or destroy ISIL. It’s going to allow this conflict to go further and longer,” he said. “I’ve never been more worried about being hit at home, because the president’s worldview and strategy toward radical Islam is failing.”

Watch the video via Fox News — Graham begins speaking at the one minute mark and again at the seven minute mark:

Latest Livewire
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Audience Development Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: