Responding to reports that 90 people were killed in a massacre in the Syrian town of Houla, Sen. John McCain said Sunday that the White House’s response to the violence there was “about a year too late.”
“Horrible things are happening in Syria,” McCain said in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “This administration has a feckless foreign policy, which abandons American leadership.”
McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been a vocal critic of President Obama’s foreign policy positions and has often accused Obama of leading “from behind.”
Still, the Arizona senator’s comments Sunday were particularly harsh.
“You know, this is a shameful episode in American history,” he said. “It began back in 2009, when we refused – when the president of the United States refused to speak up on behalf of the demonstrators in the streets of Tehran, and gone from one episode to another.”