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August 24, 2021


Cotton Statement on August 31st Deadline for Afghanistan Withdrawal

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement after news of President Biden’s decision to keep August 31st as the deadline to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan:

“President Biden should commit to staying in Afghanistan until we have rescued every American citizen and those Afghans who risked their lives for American troops. Instead, he intends to abandon stranded Americans to appease the Taliban and meet his own arbitrary political deadline. Joe Biden’s impotence leaves Americans in harm’s way and dishonors our entire nation.”