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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul issued the following statement on Ryan Corbett, an American citizen taken hostage by the Taliban. The Biden administration has done little to secure Ryan’s release despite continued reports of his deteriorating health while held in deplorable conditions.

“The Biden administration must stop ignoring requests to meet with Ryan Corbett’s family and take urgent action to secure his release from the Taliban. Ryan’s worsening condition is a tragic yet predictable consequence of the administration’s disastrous withdrawal – Americans becoming collateral damage and victims of the Taliban monsters. Ryan must be released immediately.”