Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released a statement on the two-year anniversary of President Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“President Biden was warned by Congress and his senior military advisors that a withdrawal from Afghanistan, without a plan, would lead to disaster. Two years ago, President Biden ignored the warnings and pushed forward with an unconditional withdrawal from Afghanistan without a plan. President Biden’s irresponsible actions as Commander in Chief led to the fall of Afghanistan into Taliban hands and the Abbey Gate suicide bombing that resulted in the deaths of 13 U.S. servicemembers.
“Today, Taliban-controlled Afghanistan is a hotspot for terrorists who seek to harm the United States. The Commander of U.S. Central Command, General Erik Kurilla, told the House Armed Services Committee that extremist groups see opportunity in Afghanistan and ISIS-K is capable of external operations against Western interests. Our nation is at higher risk today because of President Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“The American people deserve answers and accountability. Congress will continue to investigate the Biden administration and we will hold his administration accountable for what occurred.”