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Upton Issues Statement on Events in Afghanistan

Saint Joseph, August 16, 2021 | Billy Fuerst (Billy.Fuerst@mail.house.gov)

SAINT JOSEPH, MICH. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, issued the following statement today on the evolving situation in Afghanistan.

“The withdrawal from Afghanistan was horribly botched from the get-go and easily predicted. Several weeks ago, I joined most of my colleagues to expedite safe passage to the United States for thousands of Afghans who aided our brave troops over the last 20 years. This debacle casts a black eye on America, and has put Americans and those who have helped us at severe risk. The still vivid memory of Saigon should have driven an orderly transition rather than the horror that we now see, the devastating nightmare that Afghans will face under Sharia law, and the potential for world terrorism that again threatens us. All we can do now is hope and pray that President Biden’s pledge to get everyone to safety will come to fruition.”

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