Kaptur Statement on Events in Afghanistan

August 16, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) released the following statement on events in Afghanistan.

“After two decades of war in which thousands of courageous American soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice - and many more left the battlefields with scars that will never fade away - the time has come to finally bring our troops home. 

"Our armed forces delivered fierce justice to those who unleashed terror on our homeland, and were aided in that effort by valiant Afghan allies who risked their lives and futures in order to do so. As part of the conclusion of this mission, we must now do everything in our power to protect them.

"I join with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in urging the Departments of State and Defense to move Heaven and Earth to ensure their swift evacuation and safe relocation.”

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For more information, contact Chris Dalton at (202) 897-7438 or Chris.Dalton@mail.house.gov.