11 results for tag: ISIS


Bruce Braley’s Awful Week

Happy Saturday –  With just 17 days until the election, here’s the news that drove the week in Iowa …  On Sunday, the Des Moines Register reported that former Governor Mitt Romney stumped for Joni Ernst.  Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney stumped for 2014 U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst of Iowa on Sunday night … Romney called the state senator from Red Oak an "extraordinary breath of fresh air" and a "person of unprecedented character and ability" and warmly identified her as a "farm girl" – a label Branstad and Reynolds also applied to her on Sunday night. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reported that ...

KCRG-TV Confirms Congressman Braley Voted To Bar Funding Against ANY Combat Mission In Iraq Against ISIS

CONCLUSION: "Braley’s June vote was clearly against funding combat operations against ISIS fighters in Iraq. His own statement in the debate seemingly contradicts his assertion that it had nothing to do with ISIS but rather whether U.S. troops should be deployed. The situation in Iraq and opinions of many Americans have changed since then but that does not change Braley’s vote. ... He also voted for an amendment that would have made it illegal to direct military spending to combat operations in Iraq. We rate this ad as true." FACT CHECK: Senate Candidates Spar on ISIS KCRG Adam Carros October 17, 2014 http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/fact...

Joni Ernst Slams Bruce Braley As ‘Wishy-Washy’ On Islamic State

Joni Ernst Slams Bruce Braley As ‘Wishy-Washy’ On Islamic State The Washington Free Beacon Daniel Wiser October 17, 2014 http://freebeacon.com/politics/joni-ernst-slams-bruce-braley-as-wishy-washy-on-islamic-state/ Foreign policy now a prominent issue in Iowa Senate race Republican Joni Ernst, an Iowa Senate candidate and Iraq War veteran, blasted her Democratic opponent Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) on Friday for switching his position on battling Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Ernst frequently reminds Iowa voters that “my boots were on that ground” when she discusses the U.S.-led coalition to defeat IS. Foreign ...

Braley Gave Terrorists In Iraq The Green Light To Proceed By Voting To Bar Funding For ANY Combat Mission In Iraq

DES MOINES – Before many Americans learned about the gruesome beheadings by terrorists in Iraq, Congressman Braley went to the House floor and voted to bar funding for ANY combat operation in the region. Braley’s vote was a clear signal to these Islamic terrorists that they could continue killing innocent civilians without any ramifications. This isn’t the first time that he’s waved the white flag as in 2012, Congressman Braley voted against funding our troops in Afghanistan while they were in harms way. Braley also voted in 2007, to cut off funding to our brave men and women while they were fighting in Iraq. “Congressman Braley’s ...

Before Lying About War Authorization Vote, Congressman Braley Voted To Bar ANY Funding To Fight Terrorists In Iraq

DES MOINES – Before Congressman Bruce Braley wrongly told Iowans that that he voted to authorize military strikes against ISIL the congressional record reveals that just three months ago Congressman Braley voted to bar funding for US troops to fight ISIL in Iraq. Congressman Braley proudly supported California Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s legislation that barred funding for ANY combat mission to fight terrorists in Iraq. “Congressman Braley lied about voting to authorize military strikes in Syria, because he deliberately wanted to mislead voters from his actual vote to bar ANY funding to fight terrorists in Iraq,” said Republican Party of ...

Congressman Braley Voted To Bar Funding To Fight ISIL Terrorists In Iraq

DES MOINES – Three months ago, after the second largest city in Iraq fell into the hands of ISIL terrorists, Congressman Bruce Braley proudly cast a vote to bar funding against any military operation in Iraq. As Roll Call reports: “With President Barack Obama grappling with how to respond to the escalating violence in Iraq and the rapid rise of an insurgent terrorist organization there, House Democrats have spoken: They overwhelmingly want to cut off funding for combat in the region, especially boots on the ground. Late Thursday, 142 Democrats [including Congressman Bruce Braley] and a handful of Republicans joined forces behind an amendment ...

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 about his probably false statement about voting to authorize military strikes, Congressman Braley not only didn’t back down, he doubled-down on his false 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 ...

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 ...

Congressman Braley Flip Flops Again: Voted Against Fighting ISIS Terrorists Then Shifts Position At Debate

DES MOINES – After voting this summer to prohibit funding for any combat mission against terrorists in Iraq, Congressman Bruce Braley came back to Iowa and falsely claimed that he voted to authorize military strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). While Braley did vote to give President Obama permission to train and arm Syrian rebels with weapons, Congress has never voted to give the President authority to engage in military strikes against ISIS. “After voting to prohibit funding to fight terrorists in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Congressman Braley falsely told Iowans that he voted for military strikes in ...

Congressman Bruce Braley Is Clueless About His Syria Vote

DES MOINES – Congressman Bruce Braley said that he read every page of ObamaCare, but when it came to the most important vote this year, which authorized President Obama to arm Syrian rebels with weapons to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), he didn't even take the time to read the bill. During Sunday's debate, Braley falsely claimed that he voted to give President Obama authority for military strikes, but according to the New York Times the legislationexplicitly said that it was not an authorization of force against ISIS. As Fox News reports:   "It’s remarkable that Congressman Braley didn't even know ...