This morning, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, who this week introduced a resolution condemning genocide against Christians and religious minorities in the Middle East, praised the Administration's decision to officially recognize that ISIS has committed genocide.

"This is good news. The Administration made the right call by stating the obvious truth that ISIS is responsible for genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East. Telling the truth and condemning genocide against those who seek to worship or not worship as they see fit is a small but important step to recovering a coherent American foreign policy. This decision does not end the atrocities but it does name them."

Background:

Today's surprise decision from the Obama Administration comes just days after the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation authored by Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

Sasse’s legislation is available online here.