Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) tore into President Obama’s actions surrounding the Syrian crisis Sunday, saying Obama failed to properly handle related foreign policy and has shown weakness and lack of leadership by backing away from his stated “red line” on chemical weapons.
“I wish the president had laid this out better,” King said on “Meet the Press.” “I wish he’d quit backing away from his own red line, and I wish he was more a commander in chief than a community organizer.”
Host David Gregory asked for more specifics from King…and he got them.
“For one year he says this red line was there,” King responded. “The red line is crossed, and he sends Kerry and Hagel out, we’re all set to basically have an attack, we’re told that Congress is not needed, at the eleventh hour he brings in Congress, and then he says it’s not his red line.”
Then King effectively pushed Obama below the status of past U.S. presidents.
“So here’s a person who’s vacillating. I can’t imagine imagine Harry Truman and John Kennedy or Ronald Reagan or Dwight Eisenhower ever putting a nation in a position like this on a military policy.”
Here’s the clip with King from “Meet the Press” via YouTube:
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