U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to President Biden’s administration refusing to ensure the safe evacuation of every American citizen in Afghanistan:
“Enough is enough. First, President Biden and his officials told the American people the Taliban would not advance across Afghanistan. Then, they said despite the Taliban advancing, the United States was conducting a strategic, deliberate, and planned departure, but not a full evacuation. Then, they said the United States is trying to evacuate all Americans.
“Now, President Biden and Vice President Harris’ administration officials say they can’t bring Americans into Kabul or guarantee safe passage to the airport in Kabul.
“This is entirely unacceptable. Thousands of Americans in Afghanistan are in acute danger and trapped behind Taliban lines. If President Biden, Vice President Harris, and administration officials don’t believe they can secure our citizens with what we have in Afghanistan, they must bring in such capabilities. The United States must not and will not leave our citizens behind Taliban lines.”