Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement after the Department of Defense confirmed that multiple U.S. service members have been killed in the attacks outside of the Kabul airport:

“Today, the United States tragically lost a number of U.S. service members in the attacks outside of the Kabul airport. I am praying for their families, for those who were injured, and for the safety of all of our troops, allies, and Afghan partners who are in harm’s way.

“What we are seeing is the result of a poor plan poorly executed. The Biden administration must use every resource it has available to get Americans and our allies to safety.”