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Washington D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s confirmation of the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

“This morning’s announcement should confirm for the world what many already knewthat terrorists cannot outlast or outmatch the commitment of the U.S. counter-terrorism apparatus. We will not stop or waver in destroying terrorist leaders wherever they hide.

“May God bless the men and women in our military who protect us and make us proud every day with their efforts and achievements in continuing the fight against terrorism.”