Democratic Senator Urges Biden to Scrap ‘Arbitrary Deadlines’ and ‘Complete This Mission’ | National Review

Democratic Senator Urges Biden to Scrap ‘Arbitrary Deadlines’ and ‘Complete This Mission’ | National Review


Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct security during evacuations from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 25, 2021. (U.S. Central Command/Handout via Reuters)

Following the terrorist attack on Thursday that killed at least 11 U.S. Marines and one Navy medic in Kabul, Democratic senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire said she still urges President Biden to “evacuate every American, as well as our partners who stood side-by-side with our troops to combat terrorism.”

Hassan’s full statement:

“My heart breaks for the loved ones of the U.S. service members and others who were murdered in this horrific terror attack. I continue to urge the administration to do everything in its power to secure the airport and evacuate every American, as well as our partners who stood side-by-side with our troops to combat terrorism. We must complete this mission, regardless of any arbitrary deadlines.”

Earlier this week, Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire’s other Democratic senator, urged Biden to abandon the August 31 deadline:

A University of New Hampshire poll this week showed that President Biden’s approval rating has cratered in the Granite State: 

Senator Hassan is up for re-election next year, but Senator Shaheen doesn’t face voters again until 2026.





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