08.15.21

Daines Statement on the Fall of Afghanistan to Taliban

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s failed leadership in Afghanistan and the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban:

“At a time when our country and world greatly needed leadership, President Biden is nowhere to be found. He withdrew our troops from Afghanistan with no strategy or plan, and it has endangered our armed forces, put American lives at risk, made America less safe and secure, weakened our allies and triggered a humanitarian crisis. This failure has empowered the very terrorists American forces fought for decades, and will make future nations think twice before helping our troops. The 9/11 terrorist attack was first planned by terrorists in Afghanistan—we can’t let a similar tragedy ever happen again,” Daines said.

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