new video loaded: Bipartisan Push in House for Afghanistan Withdrawal Extension
Bipartisan Push in House for Afghanistan Withdrawal Extension
House Democrats and Republicans held news conferences and pushed for the Biden administration to extend the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan past the Aug. 31 extension deadline, citing the need for a slow exit in order to not escalate the current situation with the Taliban.
“We must do everything necessary, regardless of the deadline at the end of the month. We must extend that and get the mission done. The deadline is when the mission is accomplished and we bring our people home — full stop.” “I think it is critically important we ensure our military has the tools it needs to complete the mission. I do not believe that this can be accomplished by Aug. 31. And I’ve requested that the Sec. Def. and State encouraged the president in the strongest possible terms to reconsider that deadline.” “There’s no possible way that we can get every American that’s still in Afghanistan out in the next seven days. We are just three weeks away from the 20th anniversary of 9/11, at no time should America ever been or allow the Taliban to tell us when we have to stop bringing Americans out. We should stay until every single American is able to get out of Afghanistan. We should use every resource possible to make that happen, and we should not negotiate it. We should explain that this is what is going to happen, and anybody in our way to stop us from bringing an American out will be in danger.”
Recent episodes in Taliban Take Charge of Afghanistan