Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus urged President Obama to meet Thursday’s congressionally mandated deadline to condemn the mass killing of Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities by Islamic State terrorists as genocide.
“The slaughter of Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities by ISIS is a crime against humanity and must be recognized for what it is: genocide,” Priebus said.
The fact President Obama continues to drag his feet in officially making this declaration is a disturbing abdication of American leadership and moral authority, the RNC statement said.
It further said that after Republicans and Democrats came together to unanimously denounce these horrific mass killings, President Obama is completely out of excuses.
“Failure to meet Thursday’s congressionally mandated deadline would send a dangerous message to the world about America’s commitment to confronting and ending these genocidal acts of terror. It’s time President Obama do the right thing,” RNC suggested.