December 21, 2015

New York Democrat: “Fighting ISIS…I Don’t Know What The Answer Is”

Democrat Colleen Deacon, a candidate for New York’s 24th Congressional District, stumbled dramatically when asked a simple question about her foreign policy views and how to fight ISIS. Deacon said, “Fighting ISIS, obviously, I don’t know what the answer is.”

This is not the leadership New Yorkers expect from their representatives during a time when national security is voters’ top concern.

WRVO’S GRANT REEHER: “Can you give me some idea of your foreign policy views? What should we be doing for example regarding Syria and the fight against ISIS?” COLLEEN DEACON: “Well, first and foremost, keeping America safe is obviously our number one priority. That is non-negotiable. Fighting ISIS, obviously, I don’t know what the answer is. But I do know we need to have a strategy moving forward that works with our allies. And a united front that is smart, to eliminate the terrorists and the terrorist threats that we have, not only to potentially America but all over the world. But I also think we need to have a plan going forward that when we do eliminate these organizations, we’re not creating a vacuum where other organizations can just move right in and take over where the others left off, which is what we’re seeing happening now. So I think whatever policy we develop we need to make sure we’re smart about it, we’re strategic, and we’re working together to make sure it benefits everybody all over the world and really just keeps America safe.”