U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis) said he’s interested in hearing President Obama’s newest plans to fight ISIS. The president is expected to ask Congress for additional war powers to defeat the terrorist group.
Senator Johnson is chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. He said he wants to see specifics before he can support that request. “What do you mean by defeat? The elimination of any person who’s ever taken up the ISIS flag? That’s probably an unrealistic goal.”
AUDIO: Johnson said Obama really needs to define exactly what he means. :18
Johnson said there are a lot of unanswered questions, which I believe it’s incumbent on this president to answer before we really even take a vote on the authorization to use military force.”
The Oshkosh Republican said, “What I’m really looking for from this president — from the commander in chief — is a 100 percent commitment to achieve whatever goal he establishes and whatever he requests authorization for use of military force to achieve.”
Johnson has been briefed on the president’s plan, but he hasn’t seen anything in writing yet.
Thanks to Rick Schuh, WHBY