Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) released the following statement in response to the Obama administration’s admission it will miss tomorrow’s legally mandated deadline to submit to Congress an evaluation of ISIS attacks against Christians, Yezidi and other religious minorities in the Middle East:

“I understand this holdup will be a matter of days.  I hope so.  For four months now, the House has been pressing the administration to acknowledge that ISIS is committing acts of genocide.  And for four months, we’ve been told an announcement is coming shortly.  

“Last week’s report from the Knights of Columbus – which provides more than 200 pages of detailed, eyewitness documentation of ISIS atrocities – should erase any doubt this administration still has about what’s going on in the Middle East.  Numerous groups, including the Holocaust museum, have now produced overwhelming evidence.  Entire communities are being exterminated.  There’s absolutely no reason for further delay.”

NOTE: On Monday, the House passed a resolution declaring that ISIS is committing acts of genocide by a vote of 393-0.