Tags: America's Forum | ISIS/Islamic State | Ted Yoho and ISIS | Obama and ISIS | Islamic State | Hagel and ISIS

Rep. Yoho: Mistake for Hagel to Signal Intentions to ISIS

Thursday, 04 Sep 2014 12:13 PM

By Melissa Clyne

On Newmax TV's “America’s Forum” Thursday, Florida Congressman Ted Yoho said it was a mistake for Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to announce that a ground invasion won’t be considered in the United States’ response to ISIS.

“I don't think you should ever say what you're going to do,” Yoho told host J.D. Hayworth.

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“You should just, you know, the surprise of just showing up and doing what's right and when you start saying what you're not going to do shows kind of playing your hands before you need to and that's something we shouldn't do. We should just show up with the force that we have available and do whatever we have to,” Yoho said.

The fact that the U.S. may be considering joining with Iran to fight ISIS is evidence of the administration’s lack of a foreign policy, he said. 

“We need to stand really strong with a clear, concise policy.”


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