Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinLive coverage: Senate intel holds first public Russia hearing Dem leaders give centrists space on Gorsuch Overnight Regulation: Trump repeals 'blacklisting' rule MORE (D-Calif.) painted a gruesome picture of the violence being carried out by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorists, describing a photo she had seen of a beheaded child dressed up for a party.
“This could be an American child. It could be a European child. It could be a child anywhere,” the chairwoman added. “This is the mentality of the group that we are so concerned with. They have killed thousands; they are marching on; they have an army; they are well organized.”
Congress voted last week to give the green light to President Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels waging war against ISIS.
But Feinstein said Congress, after the Nov. 4 election, will need to vote on a broader authorization for use of military force in the war against the militant group.
“We need to deal with this on a more comprehensive basis,” she said.
Appearing on the same show, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) agreed that Congress should vote on full Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). And he said Obama shouldn’t rule out putting American boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS.
“We probably shouldn’t lay out our battle plans,” Rogers said, “but we shouldn’t take anything [out of] our battle plans.”