Democrat Lawmaker BLASTS Obama for ‘Politically Correct’ Response to Orlando Terror Attack
Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Stephen F. Lynch blasted President Barack Obama for his failure to attack ISIS in response to the terror attack in Orlando last week, calling Obama’s response ‘politically correct’. Lynch also questioned Obama’s commitment to defeating ISIS.
49 people were murdered and 53 wounded in the worst terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.
Lynch is the Ranking Member on the House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security.
Even though he is a Hillary Clinton supporter, Lynch echoed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in criticizing Obama for his refusal to call Muslim terrorists, “Islamic extremists.”
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA.)
Lynch made his comments in an interview on Tuesday with Boston Herald radio.
The Herald reported on Lynch’s scathing comments that have been ignored by the rest of the media.
Democratic Congressman Stephen F. Lynch today criticized President Obama’s “politically correct” reluctance to use the term “Islamic extremists” — and said the U.S. should have struck back at ISIS with a heavy hand immediately after the Orlando massacre.
“I would have liked to have seen a pronounced effort right after Orlando. They called for this. They struck American citizens and we should have a show of force to send a message,” Lynch told Boston Herald Radio when asked if it’s time for Obama to officially declare war on ISIS beyond ongoing air strikes. “Unfortunately, because of their co-location with innocent civilians, using them as a shield, it’s very difficult for us to get at some of these insurgents without putting those civilians in great danger. That’s our challenge.”
…Today, Lynch said it’s time for Obama to refer to ISIS as “Islamic extremists.”
“They’re very serious about their mission, these extremists,” he said. “And we seem to be less committed. I would just say we need to get over it. It’s who they are. Let’s go get ’em. I think they would much more appreciate a forthright effort to defeat these people.”
He added: “I use that term. I haven’t got a problem with it. … You spend enough time in the Middle East – those people are not politically correct. They don’t get offended. Matter of fact, i think they’re surprised we’re dancing around with these terms. Call it like it is. It is somewhat disheartening we have this word game going on while we’re at war. Look, these are radical extremists, Islamists. There are a lot of people within the Muslim community who recognize them for that and are not afraid to use that term.”
The president, Lynch said, has been talking through “a political-correctness screen … It just frustrates me that we’re having that discussion rather than trying to deal with the underlying issue.
…“Look, I’m not the president’s speech writer,” Lynch said today. “His concern is that he might inflame or offend the moderate, law-abiding, wider Muslim community. I don’t think they’re going to be inflamed by someone using the term Islamic extremist. That’s a game we play in this country. The Middle East, they’re not hampered by this. They’re dealing with the real world.”
Whenever a lone Republican attacked President Bush it was front page news and lead the nightly newscasts. But crickets from the MSM on Democrat Lynch’s harsh attack on Obama.