Waltz Calls on Biden Administration to Evacuate Afghan Interpreters
Washington, June 16, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Michael Waltz (R-FL) co-hosts a bipartisan press conference with Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO) and the American Legion to call on the Biden Administration to evacuate the thousands of Afghan interpreters who fought alongside the U.S. military from Afghanistan.
“How many future Afghan families, how many great American contributions will we not have if President Biden does not act, and act now,” said Rep. Waltz. “If he does not act and does not get these people out, blood with be on his hands and his Administration’s hands.”
“The time for talk and debate is over. The Defense Department is accelerating its withdrawal and plans to be out far sooner than September 11th. We are closing our only air base in just a few weeks, which I believe is a strategic mistake… We have a moral and national security obligation to get these people out. Evacuate them now. We’ve done it before; we can do it again.”You can watch the press conference here.