United States Sen. Deb Fischer will be listening for specifics on national security concerns during the State of the Union address tonight.
President Barack Obama, a Democrat, delivers his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress tonight.
Fischer, a Republican member of the Armed Services Committee, wants the president to address the concerns of Americans.
“I want to hear him address really what are the concerns of the American people and that deals, I think, most especially with our security,” Fischer tells Nebraska Radio Network.
National security should be the main topic of the speech, according to Fischer.
“The president has not given us a plan to address the growing threat of ISIL,” Fischer says. “Now, we’ve seen a couple of attacks now here on our homeland, whether it was in California or in Philadelphia, that this administration won’t even acknowledge are terrorist attacks.”
Fischer says the country must face up to who the enemy is and the president needs to outline a strategy and plan to defeat the Islamic State and terrorism.
AUDIO: Sen. Fischer previews the State of the Union address. [1 min.]