Congress Tweeted Criticism at Obama After ISIS Speech

Members of Congress made some choice comments on Twitter Wednesday night in response to President Barack Obama’s speech on the U.S. response to ISIS.

In a 9 p.m. EST speech that included promises such as “we will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS,” Obama also asked for the support of Congress in his endeavor.

“Tonight, I call on Congress again to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters, said Obama in his speech that was televised live. “…we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its own people — a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost.”


According to The Wire, Obama repeatedly asked for support from Congress.

Congress had an interesting–and varied reactions–on the Twittersphere. Republicans were especially critical of Obama’s speech and tweeted a wide range of comments immediately after the speech, according to MSNBC.

Here are some highlights:

There were also comments on his overall foreign policy:

And others tweeted that Obama failed to mention the attack on the Benghazi embassy:

Congressman Stockman also noted that others are working against ISIS without using force:

Congressman Darrell Issa, who introduced a joint resolution on September 8 for a strategic plan on ISIS tweeted his support, though it was tongue-in-cheek:

One other member of Congress tweeted his surprise that Obama changed tactics regarding ISIS, but gave tentative support:

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