Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on the announcement that President Obama would be sending U.S. Special Operations Forces into Syria to fight ISIS:

“The President’s decision comes after years of neglect of our Syria policy and a failed Syrian training program. Putting small numbers of troops in Syria is yet another tactical move in the absence of a comprehensive strategy for Iraq, Syria, and the broader Middle East that does nothing more than create the appearance of serious action. What the President has failed to address is a proper response to increased Russian-Iran cooperation in Syria, including Russia’s willingness to help Iran smuggle weapons to Iran’s proxies in the civil war. Instead, the President is rewarding Iran and Russia by accepting their place at the negotiating table. Ultimately, this follows the now-familiar pattern of President Obama tolerating our enemies and neglecting our allies.”