Congressman Ted Poe issued the following statement in response to the acquittal of Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe and fellow SEALs Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe:

Our SEALs are the best that we have, said Poe. We are forever indebted to these great warriors for their service to American freedom. While I am overly pleased with their acquittal, I think we should give these courageous young men medals and send them out there to capture another terrorist.

On May 6, 2010, Navy SEAL Matthew McCabe was found not guilty on all counts. McCabe was charged with assault for allegedly roughing-up Ahmed Hashim Abed, the masterminded behind the gruesome murders of four American contractors in Iraq six years ago. Huertas and Keefe were found not guilty last month in separate trials in Baghdad.

In December 2009, Congressman Poe filed H.Res. 977 honoring the three SEALs for their heroic actions to bring one of the most notorious terrorists in Iraq to justice.

To read additional remarks made by Congressman Poe on the House floor, please click the following links:

NAVY SEAL MATTHEW MCCABE

http://poe.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=184041

TWO SEALS NOT GUILTY--THIRD SHOULD BE ACQUITTED TOO

http://poe.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=182773

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NAVY SEALS

http://poe.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=157583