WATCH: Republican urges NATO declaration against terrorism

Shortly before the terrorist attacks in Nice, France, The Hill spoke with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) about his push for NATO action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Despite recent terror attacks on key U.S. allies, "NATO hasn't been fully engaged" in taking action to defeat ISIS, the Republican said.


Kinzinger said it’s time to invoke Article 5, which would "bring the NATO alliance in to fight this terrorism that's growing.”

Friday morning following the Nice attack, Kinzinger issued a written statement reiterating his belief that "we stand with our allies, but we cannot stand for terrorism. It's time we stand up and fight back ... together."

Watch the video above to hear Kinzinger explain NATO's role in the fight against terror in a video interview Thursday afternoon with The Hill's Molly K. Hooper.