McConnell Shuts Down Notion That Obama Will Get War Authorization Against ISIS

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wouldn't support an AUMF in 2016

“I think an AUMF, an authorization to use military force, that ties the president's hands behind his back is not something I would want to do to a new president who's going to have to clean up this mess,” he said.

“The president is going, I assume, to talk about the future and try to paint a rosy picture where one does not exist," he said. "What we'd love to hear from the president is a real plan to defeat ISIL.”