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Washington, DC – House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul released the following statement in response to today’s remarks from President Biden on the withdrawal from Afghanistan.  

“The Taliban is gaining more ground by the day, and there are targets on the backs of our people and our partners. But rather than taking the opportunity to reassure the American people there are sufficient plans in place to keep American diplomats and our Afghan partners safe, President Biden only offered more empty promises and no detailed plan of action. Shockingly, he even rejected his own intelligence community’s assessments on the deteriorating security situation in the country. The time for platitudes and casting blame is over. The American people deserve answers and concrete solutions – not false hope.”