Durbin, right, said the president should have been more forceful. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Democrats on both sides of the Capitol want President Barack Obama to get tougher on the Islamic State, in both words and deeds.
House Democrats on Thursday expressed frustration with the White House over its messaging on a GOP-crafted bill the chamber passed Thursday, 289-137, that would tighten screening processes for individuals coming from Iraq and Syria. And on the Senate side, some in Obama’s party want a more muscular response to last Friday’s attacks in Paris.
“I think the president should have been more forceful in his original statements,” Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill., told CQ Roll Call. Full story