House Republicans react to Obama's address

House Republicans react to Obama's address
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House Republicans were quick to respond to President Obama's address Wednesday night, with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) both releasing statements.

Boehner said the president "recanted his earlier dismissals of ISIL's capabilities and rightly acknowledged the grave and growing threat posed by the spreading global epidemic of radicalized Islam. He has finally begun to make the case the nation has needed him to make for quite some time: that destroying the terrorist threat requires decisive action and must be the highest priority for the United States and other nations of the free world."

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