Jane Harman: Obama Has to Say More and Do More on ISIS Threat

Jane Harman: Obama Has to Say More and Do More on ISIS Threat

Tuesday on CNN’s “Situation Room,” former Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), the director and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, said President Barack Obama needs to “say more and do more” to address the treat of ISIS.

Harman, the CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center said, “I think it’s time for him to say more and do more.” 

Harman criticized Obama for not making a statement on journalist Steven Sotloff‘s beheading by ISIS saying, “I’m sad he ducked questions on his way to the airplane. It’s true there’s no conclusive proof yet that Sotloff was beheaded and perhaps that’s why he waited. But delivering his first remarks in Estonia rather than in America at a time when this country is grieving about this I think perhaps was not the best decision.” 

“This gruesome group [ISIS] has a narrative that’s working and the b-roll is on your network, 24/7,” she continued. “We don’t have a counter narrative that’s working. Our commander-in-chief has to sketch that out for the American people, show why they have a stake. And p.s., Congress has to play, too. I think Congress has to come back in session and debate this issue and through Congress. The American people have to have a voice here.”

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