"They pose a threat not just to the region but to us. I voted to train and equip the moderate rebels in Syria. I support the bombing in Syria. [The Islamic State] doesn't observe the border between Iraq and Syria. We shouldn't either," he said.
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He also said some of his votes have been characterized out of context, such as the claim he voted in favor of raising taxes when he merely wanted to end taxpayer subsidies to oil-and-gas companies.