On Monday, the House unanimously declared that ISIS is committing genocide. Before the vote, I spoke on the House floor to condemn ISIS, call their actions what they are, and urge the Administration to join us.
After all, the evidence is clear. Christians—people who share my faith in Jesus Christ—are being targeted for execution. ISIS is murdering Christians along with Shiite Muslims, Yazidis, and other non-Muslims everywhere they gain power.
So I am pleased that Secretary Kerry stood with the House today, unequivocally stating that ISIS is committing genocide.
Recognizing what is happening is the first step. But it is not enough. We cannot ignore evil. We must look at evil in the face and confront it. We must stop ISIS’s murderous regime before more innocent lives are lost.