Rep. Calvert Statement on the Death of Terror Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

October 27, 2019
Press Release

Today, Representative Ken Calvert (CA-42) issued the following statement on the U.S. military operation that resulted in the death of terror leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi:

“The leader of the caliphate is dead. I want to congratulate and thank all Americans involved in the operation to eliminate Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, particularly those who participated in the raid that led to his demise. The bravery, precision, and lethality of our military once again sent a strong and unmistakable message around the world. I also want to thank the President for making the call to green light this historic mission. Terror leaders can run, hide, and live like cowards, but there is no escape from the long reach of justice. The hate-driven violence and evil of terrorists will not go unanswered. This is a proud day for all Americans.”