Johnson slams Obama on ISIS strategy; Sensenbrenner touts 'USA FREEDOM Act'

By Kay Nolan, April 12, 2015

OCONOMOWOC — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said his preferred method for dealing with ISIS is to “wipe them off the face of the Earth” as he blasted President Obama for being too soft on the issue.

“For me, defeat is, you know, defeat. Get rid of them, kill them!” Johnson said. “Wipe them off the face of the Earth. Wipe that evil, that barbarity off the face of the Earth. President Obama’s definition of defeat is ‘Let’s kind of just contain this thing, kick it down the road and let the next guy or gal take care of it.'”

Johnson spoke on national policy at the Wisconsin Conservative Action Conference in Oconomowoc on Saturday.

He called the recently negotiated Iranian deal “awful,” saying, “that negotiation was lost before it before it ever started.” Johnson argued that Obama is lifting economic sanctions against Iran “while basically acknowledging their right to enrich uranium.”