Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) issued the following statement on the current situation in Afghanistan:
“One month ago, President Biden declared that the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan was not inevitable and that the Afghan government would not collapse. Today, he could not be more wrong as the Taliban has overtaken the country and President Ghani has fled Afghanistan.
With this latest act of incompetence, the Biden administration’s track record of repeated negligence has resulted in crises at our border, in our communities, and now overseas in the Middle East.
In Afghanistan, gone and lost are decades of progress for women, who will now see their advances crushed under Sharia Law. I pray for them on this somber day and condemn our current administration for their bungled and failed withdrawal from Afghanistan.”