Congressman Burchett statement on Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

August 16, 2021
Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 16, 2021) U.S. Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) has released the following statement regarding the Taliban gaining control of Afghanistan:

“The international community watched this weekend as Taliban terrorists took over Afghanistan following President Biden’s botched withdrawal. Now, the Taliban controls the military hardware we left behind while thousands of American soldiers are rushing back to the country to evacuate the remaining American citizens. Our troops should be coming home from Afghanistan, but President Biden’s failure as commander-in-chief has them heading right back.”