In an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch previewed the remarks President Barack Obama will make when he speaks to the country Sunday evening about the recent terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

“What you’re going to hear from him is a discussion about what government is doing to ensure all of our highest priority — the protection of the American people,” the attorney general said.

She also said that he’ll speak on the actions the United States has taken to keep the homeland safe since the attacks in Paris last month. But there will be an element of politics to the speech.

President Obama will do more than just call for calm, he will ask “Congress to review measures and take action.”

Lynch’s staff later confirmed that the president will specifically call on Congress to review certain gun control measures.


According to the White House, Obama will (finally) speak of “defeating” ISIS (he calls them “ISIL”).  Hopefully, it’s not destroying them with “powerful rebukes” and name calling (“JV team,” “killers with good social media,” “a vicious death cult“).

USAToday reports:

This will be Obama’s first Oval Office address since August of 2010, when he discussed the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq.

“The President will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino,” the White House said in a statement. “The President will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it.”

. . . . He will talk about his determination that the Islamic State group must be destroyed. And he will make the case that the United States must draw the nation’s values – its commitment to justice, equality and freedom – to prevail over terrorist groups.

For those playing along at home, drink when he says “that’s not who we are” or some variation thereon.

Twitter is already gearing up tonight’s speech and offering suggestions for its accompanying drinking game:

[Featured image via International Business Times]