Congressman Fred Keller on Afghanistan: “Biden is creating crises faster than he is creating solutions”

August 16, 2021
Press Release
Says botched Afghanistan withdrawal a consequence of Biden ‘leading from behind’

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) released the following statement in response to President Biden’s address to the American people regarding the situation unfolding in Afghanistan:


“President Biden’s haphazard withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan demonstrates to the American people, our allies, and our adversaries that this decision was made hastily and without a clear plan. Even worse, up until now, the President of the United States remained silent as the Taliban reclaimed control of Afghanistan, only addressing the American people after facing mounting bipartisan pressure.


“Now is not the time for President Biden to make excuses. This administration must focus on safely evacuating remaining Americans and our allies from the country and develop a plan to triage the national security threat that this shift in power will pose to the United States at home and abroad.


“Adding on to an unmitigated disaster at the southern border, skyrocketing inflation, and rising energy prices, this strategic blunder in Afghanistan is another unfortunate consequence of the Biden administration leading from behind. President Biden is creating crises faster than he is creating solutions.”


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