President Barack Obama doesn't have the right worldview for a wartime president and has essentially surrendered to the Islamic State (ISIS), former GOP House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV.
"The president in his press conference, what I saw was he all but surrenderred. He has surrendered to ISIS," DeLay said Monday on "Newsmax Prime."
Obama held a press conference Monday in Turkey during the G20 Conference in which he said the terror attacks in Paris on Friday that left 129, including one American dead, will not change his policy in regard to ISIS, and that he still will not consider American boots
on the ground in Syria or Iraq.
"We have a president that's feckless, that's incompetent, that has no idea what he's doing," DeLay said. "His worldview is the wrong worldview for a war president and Congress has to say it. Congress has to stand up."
Were he in Congress today, DeLay said he would suspend all legislation for the rest of the year to focus on going to war and eradicating ISIS. The spending bill could be done through a continuing resolution.
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Members of Congress should go out to the American people in their districts and states, "explain what's going on here, explain what has to happen, show them a president that is a coward and stand up for the people when they rise up," DeLay said.
"I would go to every state that has a Democrat senator and every district that has a Democrat House member, and I would physically move my members into those districts and start holding town meetings and hang Obama around these Democrats and weaken the resolve to support this horrible strategy of Obama," he said. "Then you could build a pressure cooker that might force the president to do the right thing."
DeLay also agreed with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who said if Syrian refugees are going to be allowed into the United States, Christians should be given priority.
"The Christians are being completely wiped out in the Middle East right now," DeLay said on Newsmax's "Steve Malzberg Show." Obama "doesn't know the definition of what is American. We've got to be very careful who we let into this country."
When there is another attack on the United States, "that blood is going to be on his hands," DeLay said.
At least one of the Paris attackers entered Europe as a Syrian refugee.
DeLay also was critical of Obama for releasing five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay shortly after the Paris attacks.
The safety and security of the American people "is being threatened by the president of the United States, and we've got to wake up to that and we've got to do something about it," DeLay told Malzberg. "We've got to do something about the president."
DeLay is calling for Obama to resign.
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