08.31.21

Senator Burr Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), member and former Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement:

“President Biden broke his word to American citizens and our allies. Plain and simple. Two weeks ago, the President pledged to get any American out of Afghanistan who wanted to leave. Today, he brazenly defended his decision to pull out of the country entirely, leaving an undetermined number of U.S. citizens behind at the mercy of the Taliban.

“President Biden bears responsibility for this disastrous withdrawal, which has handed a victory to our enemies, hampered our intelligence efforts, and opened the door to a potential resurgence of terrorist activities.

“In the chaos, we cannot forget that 13 brave servicemen and women were killed in the Kabul terrorist attack last week. We will not forget their names, their stories, or their service to our country. Our prayers are with their families as we mourn their loss.”