Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement after Philadelphia police reported that the brutal attack on one of its officers last night was ISIS-inspired:

“ISIS cannot be contained, it must be defeated.  As we saw in San Bernardino and now in Philadelphia, terrorists are using safe havens in places like Syria to plan and inspire strikes against the United States.  To keep Americans safe from an increasingly sophisticated enemy, we need to eliminate sanctuaries and counter ISIS’s ability to recruit and radicalize on the Internet.

“These terrorists are waging war against anyone who disagrees with their violent, apocalyptic worldview.  Yet the administration continues to cling to the same policies that allowed for ISIS’s rise.  How many more attacks must we endure before the White House lays out a real plan to win?”