Congressman Burchett statement on U.S. Marines killed in Kabul airport attack

August 26, 2021
Press Release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2021) – Today, U.S. Representative Tim Burchett (TN-02) released the following statement after United States Marines were killed in bombing attacks outside Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport: 

"I’m praying for the families, friends and fellow servicemembers of the U.S. Marines who lost their lives or were injured at Hamid Karzai International Airport. Their sacrifice to help evacuate American citizens and Afghan allies was not in vain. Our nation needs to hear directly from President Biden. We need to know Americans will not be abandoned in Afghanistan and that attacks on our military members will not be tolerated. If President Biden isn’t going to step up, he needs to step aside."