“We have a right of self-defense and the best defense right now is to help reduce their capacity to wage war against United States’ interests and our allies’ interests,” Cochran said. “So, it’s serious business and I’m hopeful this won’t last too long,” he said.
“(President Obama) needs to meet the threat and we’ve given him the ability to meet the threat where ever it is,” said Rep. Palazzo. “And it needs to be tackled, but we also need to figure out long-term, how are we going to avoid these kinds of conflicts in the region,” he said.
Cochran and Palazzo were in Hattiesburg Thursday afternoon to open the campaign headquarters for the Forrest-Lamar Republican Party.