ICYMI: Republican Majority Leader McConnell on large-scale troops invasion: “I don’t know anybody advocating that”
Recently and repeatedly, incumbent Republican Senator Ron Johnson has gone on record believing that 25,000 or more American troops should lead a large-scale invasion of Syria and Iraq. Speaking to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Johnson, when asked whether his plan for invasion would require more than 20,000 or 25,000 troops, Johnson answer was simply “what’s the alternative?”
But even the leaders of the Republican party disagree with Johnson’s reckless strategy.
Yesterday, during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed the idea that defeating ISIL would require “huge compliments of American troops.” Either unaware of Johnson’s reckless proposal or simply ignoring it, McConnell concluded: “I don’t know anybody advocating that.”
Watch Sen. McConnell on CNN’s State of the Union.