Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.
“For months, I have pressed President Biden for a plan to avoid the very situation that is now happening in Afghanistan. Now, American lives are at risk because President Biden still doesn’t have a plan. Weeks ago, President Biden promised the American people that we would not have a Saigon moment in Afghanistan – Now, we are watching President Biden’s Saigon moment unfold before us.
“The turmoil happening in Afghanistan is a surprise to no one. Unfortunately, I believe the worst is yet to come.
“Our allies are watching as Afghanistan rapidly deteriorates and President Biden still claims he does not regret his unconditional withdrawal. Make no mistake, the consequences of President Biden’s haphazard withdrawal will be felt for decades.
“All we needed was a plan to avoid this very moment. Mr. President, where is the plan?”