More Congressional Reaction: ‘Rallying’ Around Military Plan

Posted September 11, 2014 at 10:28am

Defense News reports that ” Lawmakers are rallying around President Barack Obama’s plan to increase US military operations against the Islamic State, with some wanting stronger steps and few demanding Congress authorize the strikes.”  

The piece continues: “Lawmakers reacted to Obama’s announcement with support. Some issued enthusiastic statements, calling the Islamic State (IS) a direct and immediate threat to the United States. Others reacted with cautious endorsements. But only a handful called for formal congressional authorization of the coming strikes and deployments.”  

“The support came from both Obama’s Democratic allies and his Republican critics.”