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“Working alongside our international partners, we must provide the leadership and the commitment necessary to destroy ISIS and halt Bashar al-Assad’s mass atrocities.”
Republican Leadership Press Conference:
November 17, 2015
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA)
Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Vice Conference Chair Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)
Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ)
Chair McMorris Rodgers, Remarks as Delivered:
“Last Friday the world witnessed another unspeakable act against civilization, and against the people of Paris. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims and their families.
“On behalf of the American people and our allies, we must finally rise to the challenge. Working alongside our international partners, we must provide the leadership and the commitment necessary to destroy ISIS and halt Bashar al-Assad’s mass atrocities.
“These are the causes of the world’s most serious terrorist threat, and the most significant refugee crisis since World War II.
“It is time for a real commitment, and the courage and the resolve from our President. It is time for leadership.
“We must be articulating that broader strategy to the nation and to our allies. Then we must actually follow through.”