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August 14, 2021 

Cotton Statement on Situation in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement regarding the situation in Afghanistan:

“The fiasco in Afghanistan wasn’t just predictable, it was predicted. Joe Biden’s ill-planned retreat has now humiliated America and put at risk thousands of Americans left in Kabul. At a minimum, President Biden must unleash American air power to destroy every Taliban fighter in the vicinity of Kabul until we can save our fellow Americans. Anything less will further confirm Joe Biden’s impotence to the world.”