Congressman Van Taylor Statement on Afghanistan Crisis

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Washington, August 16, 2021 | Libby Schroeder (202-384-3016) | comments

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Van Taylor (TX-03) released the following statement:

"The chaos in Afghanistan wrenches the hearts of Global War on Terror veterans, servicemembers, and their families, as well as the thousands of American allies abandoned by President Biden’s poor judgement.

Reminiscent of Saigon, President Biden naïvely chose to conduct an ill-advised and poorly planned withdrawal from Afghanistan despite warnings from national security experts and continuous violations from the Taliban.

Enemies of freedom prey on weakness and chaos, both of which President Biden displays, here at home and abroad. America cannot continue to sustain the crisis after crisis pattern we have seen from the first seven months of the Biden Administration. Biden could have avoided these crises by doing nothing – instead, he lurches ahead leaving America and Americans worse off for it. Like the border crisis and inflation crisis, the disaster in Afghanistan, and ensuing insecurity, lays squarely on Biden’s reckless decisions."

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