Why Has Emerging Threats Chair Kay Hagan Held ZERO Hearings On ISIS?
September 15, 2014
Although Sen. Kay Hagan is the chairwoman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, which specifically deals with terrorist threats, she has never called for a single public hearing that focuses on ISIS.
The Washington Examiner recently reported on Sen. Hagan’s “newfound criticism” of Obama on ISIS, noting that Hagan herself has rarely made public comments about ISIS, and failed to call for a single hearing to discuss the rising threat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
- “A review of Hagan’s public statements, Senate website and transcripts of committee hearings shows she has raised the topic of the Islamic State only a few times, even as the chairwoman of a relevant subcommittee on emerging national security threats.” [Washington Examiner, 9/10/14]
Sen. Hagan had the resources and the platform to raise the public’s awareness about ISIS and pressure President Obama to start taking ISIS seriously, but instead she did nothing.
It raises serious concerns over Hagan’s ineffectiveness and failure to lead.
Hagan’s only comments about ISIS have been desperate election-year spin to mislead North Carolinians about her failed record and to tout the fact she supported arming so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels, which top generals warned could result in American weapons ending up in the hands of ISIS.
“Sen. Kay Hagan has inexplicably failed to hold a single hearing to address ISIS despite chairing a subcommittee that deals specifically with terrorist threats,” said Tillis for U.S. Senate campaign manager Jordan Shaw. “Today, we still don’t have a strategy from President Obama and Kay Hagan to destroy ISIS, and they both continue to lead from behind to cover-up for their six years of failed foreign policy.”