(Jeremy Herb, CNN) – Republican defense hawks lauded the Trump administration Thursday after the US military dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan.
Republican senators said the strike with a bomb known as the “mother of all bombs” (MOAB) was a sign of President Donald Trump’s commitment to defeating ISIS wherever the group materializes.
“I hope America’s adversaries are watching & now understand there’s a new sheriff in town,” tweeted Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican. “Pleased Air Force dropped MOAB against ISIL in Afghanistan. Must be more aggressive against ISIL everywhere – including Afghanistan.”
Sen. Jim Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, said the decision to drop the bomb “sends a clear message that the United States is committed and determined to defeating ISIS and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan.”