Ron Johnson wants details on Obama’s plan to fight ISIS

Ron Johnson would like more details from President Obama regarding his proposal to fight ISIS. Ron Johnson says there are many unanswered questions — and would like the President to define exactly what he means in this proposal.

Wisconsin Radio Network
Jackie Johnson
February 10, 2015

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.”

AUDIOJohnson said Obama really needs to define exactly what he means. 

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.