Sen. Coats: Obama Admin Now Acknowledging ISIS Strategy Has Failed
Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN), former Ambassador to Germany, said on "America's Newsroom" that the Obama administration is quietly acknowledging that their strategy against ISIS has not worked.
Coats talked to Bill Hemmer this morning about two new developments, including Defense Secretary Ash Carter announcing today that the U.S. will send special ops forces to Syria.
The move comes just after the White House called on Congress to formally authorize military action against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Coats said the administration has said "for months, if not years" that they don't need such authority from Congress.
"They're deflecting it because the president doesn't want to stand up and take responsibility to say, 'my strategy hasn't worked,'" he said, adding that Congress has always been willing to authorize military force against ISIS.
Coats said it's clear that the current strategy isn't working, but the president is trying to "blame Congress" rather than admit failure.
Watch his full thoughts above.