Bill Hagerty Praises U.S. Military Operation that Ends in Death of ISIS Leader


U.S. Republican Senate candidate Bill Hagerty said on Twitter Sunday that he supports “putting an end to radical Islamic terrorism.”

Hagerty said this in response to the operation that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Haggerty wants to replace the retiring-U.S. Republican Lamar Alexander. Alexander represents Tennessee in the U.S. Senate, alongside U.S. Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn.

“As your Senator, I’ll support President Trump and our military as they seek to secure our nation and our allies from the threat of radical Islam,” Haggerty tweeted Sunday.

Elsewhere on Twitter, Hagerty said he was grateful to the U.S. military and to U.S. Republican President Donald Trump.

Trump, speaking at the White House, described al-Baghdadi as “the world’s No. 1 terrorist.”

As FOX News reported, al-Baghdadi used a suicide vest to kill himself during a U.S. raid on a compound in northwest Syria.

“Al-Baghdadi, whose real name is Ibrahim ibn Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai, took over ISIS in 2010 after previous leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi was killed,” according to the network.

FOX News went on to say “al-Baghdadi was the world’s most wanted man, with a $25 million price on his head.”

“Al-Baghdadi was known to release audio messages encouraging ISIS and its supporters,” the network reported.

“A recording released just last month called on members of the extremist group to free detainees and women held in jails and camps by any means necessary. It was al-Baghdadi’s first known public statement in roughly five months.”

Hagerty announced in September that he is running for the Alexander’s U.S. Senate seat.

Hagerty said in a press release at the time that he decided to run after he “saw the threat to Tennessee and our country from the Democrats’ socialist agenda.”

“We must stand up to radical liberals like The Squad and their liberal socialist agenda that would deeply damage the America we know and love,” Hagerty said in announcing his run.

“With President Trump’s support, I’m ready to fight for your family in the U.S. Senate.”

In the ad, Hagerty said The Squad’s goal is “to deliver more government, more crippling debt and less freedom for my children and yours.’”

As reported, Hagerty was the 30th Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan and was sworn in on July 27, 2017, according to the embassy’s website.

Hagerty’s previous jobs included serving as director of presidential appointments for Trump’s transition team as well as founder and managing director of Hagerty Peterson & Company, a private equity investment firm. He was a co-founder of the committee that is bidding to bring a Major-League Soccer franchise to Nashville.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]





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