Two Iowa Republican candidates back the President Obama’s decision to send specialists to help rescue nearly 300 girls kidnapped by militants in Nigeria.
Islamic radicals kidnapped the girls from their beds last month.
On Thursday, the Pentagon announced seven US military specialists will work with international forces to look for the girls.
“It’s hard to get involved in every conflict,” 3rd Congressional District candidate Robert Cramer said during a taping of The Insiders. “It’s a heart-wrenching, grabbing conflict going on there with those girls being kidnapped. And so we have to be real careful about sending our treasure and our blood to every conflict. However, I think that’s an appropriate way to do it.”
Fellow 3rd Congressional District candidate David Young agrees.
“Our military does have a moral role at the time to be a leader in humanitarian efforts. But we should make sure there’s proper review of this and proper consultation with Congress on how this should be done,” Young said.
Te two had similar stances on this issue but you can hear how Cramer and Young differ on other issues Sunday morning on channel 13’s The Insiders at 9:30 a.m.