Graves Statement on Situation in Afghanistan

Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) released the following statement regarding the crisis unfolding in Afghanistan:  

“The President’s surrender of Afghanistan to the Taliban will have serious consequences for generations to come. These are the same people that aided, abetted, and harbored the Al-Qaeda terrorists responsible for the September 11th attacks. Now, they’ve released thousands of terrorists held at Bagram Air Base—including senior Al Qaeda operatives. I have grave concerns that this Administration’s failure to learn from history will doom us all to relive it. The President must immediately lay out a clear, concise, and effective strategy to ensure that Afghanistan does not once again become a training ground and safe haven for terrorists. My thoughts and prayers are with our troops and diplomatic personnel caught in this crisis and with the Afghani people who will undoubtedly suffer greatly under the renewed Taliban regime.”