Perdue, Woodall call for tougher stance against terrorist groups
U.S. Sen. David Perdue and Rep. Rob Woodall, both R-Ga., have renewed calls to go after terrorist groups, including ISIS, in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack in Nice, France.
Eighty-four people died after a Tunisian man drove a truck into a crowd at a Bastille Day crowd in Nice. Hundreds more were hurt during the attack. Perdue called it an “unconscionable tragedy” in a statement while calling for American solidarity with France.
But he also said attacks such as this one, and similar incidents in Paris and Brussels, must be stopped by going after terrorist groups in the Middle East and stepping up border security.
“President Obama must reevaluate his strategy to defeat ISIS and other extremist groups,” Perdue said in a statement. “But, while we bolster our efforts to combat terrorism abroad, it is equally important that we strengthen our efforts to protect against terrorism here at home.
“This starts with securing our borders and improving our intelligence efforts, as well as providing our troops with what they need to take on these threats worldwide.”
Meanwhile, Woodall issued similar sentiments on Facebook.
“We are again reminded of an existential threat, and the need to relentlessly pursue the defeat of terrorists wherever we find them,” the congressman said.