Owens Statement on Afghanistan

Aug 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) released the following statement regarding the escalating crisis in Afghanistan:

“The takeover of Afghanistan is nothing short of horrific, and my heart breaks for the innocent women, children, and families facing the sheer terror of reality under the Taliban. Three months ago, I supported bringing U.S. troops home, contingent on a clear plan that tackled increased terrorist activity while protecting national interests and personnel on the ground. Instead of taking responsibility for this catastrophic failure of strategy and leadership, President Biden doubled down on his administration’s indefensible decisions while abandoning our Afghan allies and endangering national security.”


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