'Costly Cyber-Vandalism': Obama Says Sony Hacking Not an 'Act of War'
Top Republicans have hammered President Obama over the past few days for his handling of North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony, specifically his description of the massive hacking as "cybervandalism."
Obama told CNN the hacking was not an "act of war," instead saying it was a very expensive act of "cybervandalism."
Sen John. McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized Obama for downplaying a "new kind of warfare."
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on "Fox News Sunday" that the president's promise of a response is not enough.
The "Outnumbered" hosts weighed in on the situation today, with Jedediah Bila questioning why the president always avoids calling things what they are.
She argued that a strong, quick response is needed in the face of North Korea's continuing threats against the U.S.
"I want to know how long this president is going to sit back and evaluate what to do before he steps onto that national stage and says, 'nobody threatens this country, you're not getting away with this and this is what we're going to do about it,'" said Bila, adding that the president allows hostile nations to "toy with us."
Watch the discussion above.