Washington, D.C. – This morning, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) joined Bill Hemmer on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom to discuss the fight against ISIS after his recent trip to the Middle East. Video and key excerpts below.

Local forces are outgunned. “[T]he Yazidi and Kurdish forces are not getting the support they need from the United States with the weaponry. They’re fighting with 40-year-old weapons.”

ISIS depravity knows no limits. “We saw one of the suicide vehicles that had been captured [by Kurdish forces]. It’s encased in iron by ISIS with a cow catcher on the front of it. The Kurdish troops called it the ‘Mad Max vehicle’ and they said seven of these had been driven into their lines to kill their people. The eighth one they got a lucky shot in through the window.”

Kurdish, Yazidi and Sunni forces can’t continue to rely on luck. “They need antitank weapons to stop these suicide vehicles… I think clearly what we need to do is listen to their appeal to get them directly the weapons. I have legislation to do this. The administration needs to give them the antitank weapons to defeat ISIS.”

Video is available HERE.