Pelosi on ISIS: Vote Should Be Held on Military Authorization

Posted October 1, 2014 at 4:54pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reiterated her enthusiasm Wednesday for Congress to debate and vote on an Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat the Islamic State terrorist group.

“Congress has a role in defining how our country degrades and defeats ISIS,” Pelosi said at a news conference, referring to the insurgent terrorist organization that’s also known as ISIL.

She said there have been “conversations among members informally about what form an authorization should take that will secure our national security interests as well [one that] could pass in both houses of Congress.

“These conversations should be moved from the informal to the official,” she said.