Republican Sen. Marco Rubio had harsh words for Secretary of State John Kerry Monday over his stance on the ISIS siege of the Syrian town of Kobani.
Rubio slammed Kerry’s “out-of-touch” belief that the town of Kobani was not central to the fight against ISIS, calling it an “absurd statement.” (RELATED:NBC Journalist: John Kerry ‘Tone-Deaf’ On Kobani)
“That’s an absurd statement, I’ll tell you why. Imagine for a moment if you are a Sunni or Shia, for that matter, on the ground in Iraq who is preparing to go out and fight and confront ISIS, and you’re all fired up because the U.S. is hitting them from the air. And yet despite these airstrikes, they keep winning.
Now you’re thinking to yourself, “You know, these guys are unbeatable, they’re invincible. Despite airstrikes, they’re taking major cities. Why would I join a losing side? It’s better for me to flee into Turkey or Jordan or Lebanon or anywhere for that matter.”
It would be deeply demoralizing to this effort to allow them to take territory. And for John Kerry to say that proves to you how out-of-touch they are about this reality. They are doing anything they can to disengage us from this process by doing the least amount possible. And it’s leading to this terrible outcome.”