Press Release


McCaul Statement on Airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

Media Contacts: Lauren Claffey, April Ward (202) 226-8477

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, today released the following statement regarding U.S. military and partner nation forces conducting airstrikes in Syria against the terror group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS):

"When in times of war and of peace it is important that we come together as a nation. To defeat ISIS, we must cut off the head of the snake, which exists in Syria. I support the administration’s move to conduct airstrikes against ISIS wherever it exists. ISIS is not just a threat to the United States – it is a threat to all nations that value human life and decency. We must continue to lead the coalition and utilize all tools available to combat this threat until ISIS is destroyed."