Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar today made the following statement on President Obama’s address to the nation regarding ISIL.

Tonight the President made a clear national security case for why we need to take strong and decisive action against ISIL. I support targeted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as well as training and equipping the moderate Syrian opposition, and I also think it’s critical that we work with our allies in the international community so we are united in our effort to defeat this terrorist organization. ISIL is pure evil and its threat hits right here at home. We saw that all too clearly when it was confirmed that a U.S. citizen killed while fighting for ISIL was from Minnesota. The best way to stop this recruitment in our state is to stop ISIL.”