06.29.16

Senate Intel Chairman Burr on Terror Attack at Istanbul Airport

WASHINGTON –Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on the terror attack at the Istanbul airport in Turkey:

“This attack, like others before it, shows the barbarity of the enemy we face.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.  While it is too early to determine who is ultimately responsible, this attack does fit the model previously employed by ISIL.  These attacks are tragic reminders that ISIL is not contained and that America and our allies need a comprehensive and decisive strategy to defeat this extremist group.”

This past Saturday, Senator Burr delivered the Republican Weekly Address on the threat Islamic terrorism poses to the U.S. and our allies and called once again for the President to develop an end to end strategy to defeat ISIL.