ROGERS EXPRESSES CONCERN FOR SAFETY OF AMERICANS IN AFGHANISTAN
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement expressing his concern that President Biden has yet to produce a plan for safely evacuating all Americans from Afghanistan.
“Just yesterday, President Biden stood in front of the American people and said no American in Afghanistan was having trouble getting through Taliban checkpoints to the airport. Today, Embassy Kabul is telling American citizens in Afghanistan ‘to avoid traveling to the airport’ due to security threats outside the airport.
“President Biden also told the American people that the Taliban had not attacked Americans in Afghanistan. When in fact, his own Secretary of Defense contradicted him, confirming that the Taliban has gone after Americans, and called it ‘unacceptable.’
“The Biden-Harris administration is failing this moment. While Americans are trapped in a dangerous situation this administration created, the President seems unwilling to do what needs to be done to keep our citizens safe. The President needs to wake up and give us a plan now for how we get our fellow Americans and allies safely out of Afghanistan.”