Arizona native and 2008 Republican party presidential nominee Senator John McCain has made a serious allegation towards U.S president Barack Obama saying he is responsible for the Orlando Gay club attacks that took over 49 lives on Sunday, saying the responsibility of those attacks lies with Obama.
The Arizona Republican, who has been sharply critical of the President’s foreign policy strategy, said that his failure to adequately address terror threats led to the rise of ISIS.
“Barack Obama is directly responsible for it because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama’s failures — utter failures, by pulling everybody out of Iraq, thinking that conflicts end just because you leave. So the responsibility for it lies with President Barack Obama and his failed policies,” McCain told reporters on Capitol Hill.
After the uproar his comments raised on social media and blasts from fellow senators and political stakeholders, the Senator took to Twitter to say he “misspoke,” using a statement to clarify that it was not the President himself who was “personally responsible,” but his “security decisions”.