Collins says he supports actions to eliminate ISIS

Staff Reports Posted 10 September 2014 at 12:00 am

President Obama in a prime time address tonight said the U.S. is building a global coalition to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Obama said the effort could require years of effort.

“We will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are,” Obama said. “That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: If you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”

Congressman Chris Collins, R-Clarence, released this statement after the President’s address laying out his strategy to eliminate the ISIS threat.

“It is clear, we cannot allow for the same mistakes that have gotten us into this situation,” Collins said. “The current events in Iraq and Syria prove the absence of American leadership enables and emboldens our enemies, and puts our country and citizens at risk. I fully support actions to eliminate the threat posed by ISIS and protect our citizens at home and abroad.”