Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) issued the following statement following the announcement the United States has officially withdrawn troops from Afghanistan.
“America’s longest war has now concluded. The hasty withdrawal--tied to an arbitrary deadline--resulted in the murder of 13 U.S. servicemembers and an unknown and dangerous future for Americans and Afghan allies who still remain in country. The Taliban cannot be trusted, and their terrorist activity poses a continued threat across the globe. With the news the United States officially completed its mission in Afghanistan, many questions remain about the poor execution of our withdrawal from the region.
“The Administration’s string of colossal failures regarding this withdrawal must be brought to light. It is imperative Congress conduct oversight of our withdrawal from Afghanistan and ensure full accountability.
“I offer my thanks to both diplomatic and military personnel charged with an impossible mission in this limited amount of time, and continue to pray for the families and friends of the 13 brave servicemembers we lost in this endeavor. The sacrifices made by our servicemembers over the last 20 years cannot be understated. They have served with valor, distinction and honor.”