Menendez ‘looks forward’ to debate on White House’s war draft

Menendez ‘looks forward’ to debate on White House’s war draft


By:  Chase Brush
Politicker NJ


U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today commended President Barack Obama’s proposed war draft to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, saying he looks “forward to the congressional debate on the Authorization for Use of Military Force to combat ISIL.”

“I welcome the Administration laying out the type of authorization they are seeking, and look forward to their continued involvement and engagement in order to achieve congressional approval of an AUMF,” Menendez said. “It is vitally important that we act together to send ISIL a clear and unified message that they will be defeated.”

Menendez’s comments come shortly after Obama took steps to ask Congress for a three-year authorization of war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, the terrorist organization ravaging parts of the Middle East, that would restrict the U.S. military from engaging in “enduring offensive ground combat operations.”

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