U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration leaving behind hundreds of Americans in Afghanistan:
“President Biden said that he would keep our troops in Afghanistan until every American who wanted to leave was evacuated. With hundreds of Americans still stranded, it’s clear he broke that promise. I know many people across the country share my distress and anger at the thought of our fellow citizens left to the mercy of the Taliban. Meanwhile, the president has given no indication of what he will do to protect them.
“Enough is enough. Thirteen brave Americans have died and hundreds more have been abandoned while in harm’s way. President Biden’s decisions have led us down a disastrous path and he must take full responsibility.
“As we continue to grapple with the fallout from this crisis, please join me in praying for the protection of our fellow Americans and allies who have been left behind and for the veterans and Gold Star families who are grieving at this time—they deserve our respect and support.”