Senator Richard Burr: Obama needs to take terrorism seriously

Saturday, I delivered the weekly GOP address. I’m taking this opportunity to talk about the threat of terrorism and the work I’m doing as Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence protect Americans.

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The challenge we face today is unlike one we have ever known. The terrorists are not new and their message is not new. It is their leveraging of our freedoms, technology, and innovation to kill that makes this new and a real threat. That’s why the Obama Administration needs to treat the threat posed by ISIL seriously and lead a campaign to defeat and not merely ‘contain’ the terrorist group. The principal way to prevent ISIL inspired attacks here in America is to defeat ISIL in Iraq and in Syria.