United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) released the following statement on Aug. 15 regarding Afghanistan:
“After twenty years of American sacrifice, the ongoing takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban is a humanitarian and foreign policy disaster. As the Taliban takes over Kabul, not only are the citizens of Afghanistan in grave danger, but U.S. citizens and diplomats as well.
“President Biden’s hasty, unconditional withdrawal from Afghanistan is proving to be a humiliating failure. Rather than proceeding with a results-based, conditional withdrawal, the President barreled forward, determined to meet an arbitrary September 11 withdrawal date, and score a symbolic ‘win’ for his presidential legacy. Now, U.S. troops are being deployed back to Afghanistan to ensure the safe exit of our personnel in the region.
“The Biden Administration needs to immediately put forward a plan that prioritizes our security over political gain.”
Congressman Johnson is the Vice Chairman of the House Republican Conference, a member of the House Judiciary and Armed Services Committees, and a former constitutional law litigator.
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