Sasse Statement on Baghdadi

October 27, 2019

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after President Trump announced the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“It’s tremendous news that the U.S. has ended Baghdadi’s bloody jihad. The President made the right call to take out this bloodthirsty monster who led ISIS as it raped and pillaged its way through Iraq and Syria. As Americans celebrate this victory, we must remain clear-eyed that this is no time to let off the gas: Baghdadi is gone but another animal will take his place as ISIS works to regroup.”