Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) took a swipe at the Obama administration on Fox News on Sunday, saying they should spend “less time being politically correct about how we define our enemies and more time on how to defeat them.”
“It very much matters because you have to define your enemy. The administration should spend less time on political correctness and more time on a strategy,” said Ayotte, citing Obama’s lack of a defined, coherent and effective strategy to defeat radical Islam as it continues to rise.
Obama has been taking heat for not being willing to use the term ‘radical Islam.’
“I think there is a real concern out there not only about a lack of strategy, but in order to be a leader, to bring everyone together and work together,” she said
The move stakes out a clear position in opposition to Obama for Ayotte, who is up for re-election in 2016. That’s also true of other right-leaning Ayotte positions, including on abortion, taxes, and a balanced budget amendment.
She’s also seen as strong on the 2nd Amendment.
The national debate over gun control has spilled over into New Hampshire where Sen. Kelly Ayotte is defending her vote against stricter gun laws and deriding the Mayors Against Illegal Guns group that is attacking her as carpetbaggers who don’t understand her state’s voters.