WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement of the successful raid taking out ISIS leader Abu Bakar al-Baghdadi:

“The mission that took out ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is a major victory in America’s war against terror.

“I congratulate our military’s special operations force, as well as President Trump, for directing this raid that took out the head of ISIS. This sends a powerful message that the United States will seek justice against anyone who seeks to reign terror against America.”