GOP Rep Walters: ‘Understatement’ To Say Obama’s Foreign Policy Isn’t Making Us Safer

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During Saturday’s GOP Weekly Address, Representative Mimi Walters (R-CA) said that, “to say this foreign policy is not making us any safer is—well, an understatement.” Transcript as Follows: “The first job of the federal government is to keep our country safe. And if we’ve learned anything over the past eight years, it’s that the president’s foreign policy is not doing the job. Look no further than: the vanishing red line in Syria, the faulty reset with Russia, the attempt to ‘lead from behind’ in Libya, followed by the rise of a terrorist safe haven on the Mediterranean Sea. He made a dangerous nuclear deal with Iran. He has not done enough to take on ISIS. You add all of this up, and what do you see? All across the world, our enemies don’t fear us, and our friends don’t trust us. The president’s foreign policy has left a power vacuum, which our rivals are all too happy to fill. So to say this foreign policy is not making us any safer is—well, an understatement. But we House Republicans need to take action. It’s not enough to sit on the sidelines. It’s not enough to criticize. We have to propose an