By Martin Matishak - 08/29/14 10:53 AM EDT
New Hampshire GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown unveiled a new video hitting President Obama on his foreign policy and pressing Congress to revoke the citizenship of Americans who join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The minutelong Web video, titled “Reestablish America,” features clips from Scott’s recent foreign policy town hall with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and news footage of foreign hot spots, including Iraq, Israel and Ukraine.
Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts, is challenging Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.). A recent poll showed Brown closing the gap in the race.
His new video comes as fears grow that militants from ISIS with Western passports could target the U.S. or Europe.
“One of the greatest threats facing the homeland today is the mayhem that will happen when hundreds of American ISIS fighters return to the United States to spread their terror here,” Brown said in a statement.
“Their goal is to march down Pennsylvania Avenue and plant a flag at the White House, and mass killing is their means for achieving that goal.”
The New York Times reported that there are "nearly a dozen" Americans fighting for the militant group. Earlier this week the administration confirmed that an American, Douglas McAuthur McCain, had been killed in Syria fighting alongside ISIS.
Brown cited two bills he introduced while serving as a senator from Massachusetts that would have stripped U.S. citizenship from those “providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization” or “actively engaging” in hostilities against the U.S. or allies.
He urged Congress to take action. “We need to keep our country safe by stopping these American ISIS fighters from re-entering the country,” Brown said.
Highlighting his record from Massachusetts isn’t without risk for Brown, as Democrats have hammered him for choosing to run in the Granite State.