Mr. Speaker, when I was in law school, if a person did not turn in a term paper, they flunked. But the former constitutional law professor has missed a deadline required by law.
Under the bipartisan 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, the President is required to send Congress a real, comprehensive strategy to defeat ISIS. He signed this law.
The due date was February 15. The paper is overdue. Confronting terrorism and emphasizing the safety and security of the United States is critical. Why hasn’t the President complied with the law he signed?
Where is the plan? Where is the strategy? People are being killed by ISIS. The Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Stewart, stated that ISIS ‘‘will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016.’’
Mr. Speaker, this is not law school. This is the real world where terrorists kill the innocent.
The President should spend more time developing a plan to defeat ISIS than planning to close the jailhouse for terrorists in Guantanamo Bay.
I wonder what grade the President, the constitutional law professor, would give himself, the Commander in Chief, for ignoring this legal requirement to turn in his paper.
And that is just the way it is.