Rep. Burchett statement on the death of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula terror cell leader

February 7, 2020
Press Release

WASINGTON (Feb. 6th, 2020) -- Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement regarding the death of Qasim al-Rimi, leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), in Yemen: 

“The death of this terrorist leader weakens al-Qaeda's influence and reach on the Arabian Peninsula. He was rallying support and looking for new recruits with the intention of endangering American lives. Our military continues sending a strong message that threatening Americans will not be tolerated, and the AQAP is now weaker than it was yesterday with the elimination of their leader.”