Ayotte: ‘Perception of Disconnect’ When Obama Golfed after Foley Remarks

by Andrew Johnson

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) doesn’t fault President Obama for going on vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, but questioned his decision to go golfing minutes after his comments on the beheading of American journalist James Foley.

“I certainly don’t begrudge the president taking time for vacation, but I think there was a perception of disconnect when he gave the speech” and then went on his golf outing, she said on Face the Nation.

“What I want from him is a strategy to defeat ISIS,” Ayotte continued. “He needs to lead this because the containment aspect of it is not going to defeat them, and we’re going to have to defeat them because of the threat they present to us.”