Congressman Burchett statement on Taliban cabinet members

September 7, 2021
Press Release

KNOXVILLE, TN (Sept. 7, 2021) – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement after the Taliban announced the names of the cabinet members who will govern Afghanistan: 

“The Taliban's new cabinet is made up of former Guantanamo Bay detainees, designated terrorists, and other individuals closely tied to foreign terror groups like Al-Qaeda and the Haqqani Network. They clearly have no intention of moderating their extreme beliefs and methods of government, and the Biden Administration is foolishly trusting them to keep American citizens and allies safe. President Biden needs to show some strength and let the Taliban know they cannot put Americans in danger or facilitate acts of terror without serious retribution.”