We can’t say Obama hasn’t done anything for our great nation. He certainly can be given credit for making America an easier target for terrorists to hit.
Key Republicans will move Monday to try to prevent Libyans from being able to learn to fly airplanes at U.S. flight schools or train as nuclear scientists, introducing legislation to stop the Obama administration from loosening the rules.
At a time when press accounts suggest Islamist militants may have stolen 11 jetliners from the airport in Tripoli last month, the House Republicans say it’s critical to keep a decades-old ban on Libyans being able to train at U.S. schools.
The White House Office of Management and Budget approved the changes last month and they are awaiting a final signature by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
“Is post-revolutionary Libya secure enough to change the rules? Why now?” said Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, who along with Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte of Virginia, is introducing legislation Monday to cancel the Obama administrationchanges.
Their bill comes almost two years to the day after U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist assault on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city.
The security situation in Libya has been grim since the U.S. provided military power that helped oust former leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.