Rep. Allen Statement on Afghanistan

U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (GA-12) released the following statement on today's terrorist bombings outside of the Kabul airport, the deadliest attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan in over a decade:

“The consequences of Biden’s failures in Afghanistan are growing more dire with each passing hour. We now know that earlier today, two bombings occurred outside the Kabul airport gates. At least 12 U.S. service members have been killed, 15 injured in these explosions, and thousands of Americans and allies remain in immediate danger. Robin and my hearts are broken, and we are praying for those service members and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice.  

"President Biden must show the world that these attacks will not be tolerated and take action. There must be an immediate transition in the mission: No arbitrary deadlines, no excuses. We must do whatever it takes to ensure the safety of Americans and our allies, and Biden must make clear that the United States does not negotiate with terrorists.

"Several thousand American citizens and allies still remain in immediate danger as they await evacuation out of Afghanistan, and my office has been in communication with hundreds of folks and working with the State Department to get them to safety. If you know someone currently stranded, please contact my Augusta office immediately."



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