Sasse Statement on Raqqa

October 17, 2017

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding the news that U.S.-backed forces have captured Raqqa from ISIS. 

"We should celebrate the fall of ISIS in Raqqa and the liberation of those who were living under terrorist oppression. We should also understand that we've captured and lost cities before, so this is no time to let off of the gas. This victory underscores the need for a comprehensive Syria strategy because our military, our partners and allies, and those brave souls who are literally fighting for their homes and for their neighbors deserve nothing less than our full commitment to see this through."