(DENVER POST) U.S. Sen. Mark Udall on Monday apologized for invoking the names of slain American journalists while pleading for restraint in dealing with Islamic state terrorists.
Udall, a member of the Armed Services and Intelligence committees, mentioned the pair Saturday in Grand Junction during his first debate with his Republican challenger, Congressman Cory Gardner. The candidates were asked how they would address the threat of terrorism while ensuring the safety of U.S. citizens and protecting their privacy.
"We are pushing back ISIL now as we sit here with airstrikes and special forces in Iraq," Udall said, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.
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