Oct 27, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:
“Killing Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an important achievement in the fight against ISIS. I am grateful to our men and women in uniform, our intelligence professionals, and our allies who contributed to this success. We have robbed ISIS of their founder and leader. That is significant, but the threat of ISIS did not die with him.
“I have no doubt that ISIS and others will test America in the weeks ahead. As we face those threats, it is important to remember that our military runs out of funding in less than a month. Congress must act quickly to secure their funding.”