Texas Gov. Rick Perry blasted President Obama during a conservative summit Friday, accusing him of "dithering and debating" on a strategy against the Islamic State.
"Yesterday, the president admitted he had no strategy to deal with ISIS," Mr. Perry told a standing-room-only crowd at the annual Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas.
"The deepening chaos in Iraq, Syria, Gaza, and Ukraine is all the clear and compelling evidence the world needs a president who it not one step behind, lurching from crisis to crisis, always playing catch up," he added.
The 2016 GOP presidential prospect also spoke of the humanitarian crisis at the southern border and said that until the federal government exercises its duty to secure the border, "all talk of immigration reform is useless."
"American leadership is needed now, more than ever. Presidential leadership is needed now, more than ever," Mr. Perry said.
The governor was recently indicted by a grand jury under felony charges of abuse of power. During his introduction, AFP President Tim Phillips supported Mr. Perry to audience applause saying, "We stand with Rick Perry against an out of control prosecutor in the courts of Texas."
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