Romney Statement on President’s August 31 Deadline to Withdraw from Afghanistan

SALT LAKE CITY—U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today issued the following statement after President Biden announced that he will keep August 31 as the deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan:

“The President must do whatever it takes to bring American citizens home from Afghanistan and safely evacuate our Afghan partners despite arbitrary deadlines. We have been given every indication that evacuation efforts cannot be concluded by August 31. Americans are still stranded in the provinces outside of Kabul and it’s unacceptable that there is still no plan to get these individuals to safety. And it’s not just Americans that are stranded. Leaving vulnerable Afghans—many of whom risked their lives, and their families’ lives, in service to our country—to face the wrath of the Taliban would be an utter disgrace and moral failure. Evacuation efforts should end only when the job is done.”