Dem Senator: Beheaded Journalists Would Say 'Don't Be Impulsive' Against ISIS
Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) has now apologized for invoking the names of the two beheaded American journalists while defending President Obama's ISIS strategy.
“Steve Sotloff and James Foley would tell us, 'don’t be impulsive.' Horrible and barbarous as those executions were, don’t be impulsive, come up with a plan to knock ISIS back," Udall said at a debate last week.
Yesterday, Udall apologized for those comments.
“I should not have invoked the names of James Foley and Steven Sotloff. It was inappropriate and I sincerely apologize,” he said in a statement.
On Outnumbered today, Katie Pavlich said it’s one thing for Udall to invoke Foley and Sotloff's names, but it's another to suggest he speaks for them.
Kennedy noted that Sotloff's family believes there is more that could have been done to save the captured American journalist.
"It's awful. The one thing that has been unbelievably consistent has been the loose relationship with the truth and the ability to go in front of the media and flat-out lie to the American people," Kimberly Guilfoyle said, agreeing that more could have been done to rescue the hostages and calling for accountability.
"It's disrespectful to these families. It's disrespectful to the memories of the two dead Americans. They deserve better, and so do their families."
Watch the clip from Outnumbered above.