Congressman Braley Doubles-Down On His False Statement That He Gave Authority For Military Strikes In The Islamic State

DES MOINES – Congressman Bruce Braley is a typical Washington politician who clearly doesn’t like being told he’s wrong. When confronted by the Sioux City Journal’s editorial board that his statement to give President Obama authority for military strikes was untrue, Congressman Braley doubled-down on his statement.

As the Sioux City Journal reports:

“The arrogance of Congressman Braley doubling-down on his misleading claim that he voted to authorize military strikes in the Islamic State is remarkable,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “The fact that Braley can’t even admit he was clueless about what the most important vote on Capitol Hill actually authorized raises serious questions on if he can be trusted in the Senate.”

BACKGROUND …

Bruce Braley Says He Voted To ‘Give The President Limited Authority To Begin Strikes’ Against ISIS
PolitiFact
Louis Jacobson
October 1, 2014
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/01/bruce-braley/bruce-braley-says-he-give-president-limited-author/

  • “I recently had the opportunity to vote to give the president limited authority to begin strikes against terrorists in Iraq and Syria.”
    — Bruce Braley on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 in a debate