WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon confirmation that the United States eliminated Al-Qaeda leader Qasim al-Rimi.

“I applaud President Trump’s successful operation to take out another bloody terrorist, Qasim al-Rimi, the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). AQAP is a vicious terrorist group that plans attacks against the United States. This bold action against al-Rimi will impede AQAP’s ability to spread terror in our homeland and overseas. President Trump continues to take decisive actions to protect America’s security and hold terrorists accountable. There will be no safe haven for terrorists while Donald Trump is president.”

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