RPT: Obama Not Mentioned at Meeting Between King Abdullah & Congress
Lawmakers met with Jordan's King Abdullah on Tuesday in Washington following an ISIS video showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive.
According to Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), President Obama's name was not mentioned during the meeting. Obama had met with Abdullah earlier in the day.
Meantime, new reports indicate the United Arab Emirates suspended its airstrikes against ISIS targets in December, citing safety concerns after the Jordanian pilot was captured.
Fox News contributor Monica Crowley discussed the latest developments this afternoon with Gretchen Carlson, arguing that it's time for the United States to stop "pussy-footing" around in the fight against ISIS.
She said the reports of Obama's name not being mentioned in the meeting shows distrust in the commander-in-chief.
"They know they cannot count on the commander-in-chief to actually prosecute this war in an effective way. He's sort of doing it in a half-ass way and they know that. To a large extent, he's irrelevant. His heart's not in this war," she said.
Carlson and Crowley noted that Obama referred to ISIS "ideology" in his remarks yesterday, again refusing to say "Islamic extremism."
Crowley said it's "outrageous" for the president to still be "wondering" about this ideology.
Watch the discussion above, along with Gretchen's "My Take" commentary.