McConnell To Obama: Seek Approval From Congress On Action Against ISIS

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for the U.S. strategy on ISIS.

“The view of myself and most of my members is the president should be seeking congressional approval, period, for whatever he decides to do because that’s the way you hear from those of us who represent everyone in the country,” the Kentucky Republican said.

McConnell stressed that Obama must come up with a plan and present it to Congress. He signaled “broad support” for U.S. action against the group.

“That’s the way you get congressional support. I’ve said — when Elizabeth Warren begins to sound like Dick Cheney, you know that there’s pretty broad bipartisan support here for dealing with this group of terrorists.”

Obama is scheduled to address the country on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET to discuss U.S. strategy in dealing with ISIS, a radical Islamic group that recently executed two American journalists who were captured in Syria.

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