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Rep. Long Comments on Airport Bombing in Kabul

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Long made the following statement after news broke that multiple explosions were reported near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul:

"It was infuriating but not unexpected to learn of the suicide bombings and resulting injuries and casualties in Kabul," Congressman Long said. “The attack today is a tragic example of how utterly incompetent President Biden has been at withdrawing American troops and civilians from Afghanistan. The President had no plan for evacuating American civilians and allies from the country before removing our troops, and the results have been pure pandemonium, as evidenced by today’s violent attacks. This is what you get when you have a Commander in Chief that publicizes an arbitrary withdrawal date instead of listening to his Generals and letting conditions on the ground dictate how to withdraw while safely evacuating Americans and allies in advance. During this time of crisis, the American people deserve a leader who will fight for them, instead of a leader who refuses to answer questions and continuously lies and laughs about the dire situation on the ground. As we learn more about the attacks and the situation continues to unfold, please join me in prayer for the Marines we have lost and the Americans and our allies who our government has stranded in Afghanistan.”