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Washington, D.C.  – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02), member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following statement after the Pentagon announced the completion of the Afghanistan withdrawal: 

“My heart is heavy today, knowing the Biden Administration has left behind thousands of Afghan allies and hundreds of U.S. citizens in Afghanistan, including constituents from the 2nd district. This was completely avoidable, and the disgraceful actions by this Administration are on full display and they should be ashamed. This is the worst display of incompetence and weakness I’ve seen from any Administration in my lifetime. Our national honor is tarnished, our credibility with our allies is in tatters, and our country is more vulnerable to potential attacks than at any time since 2001. China, Russia, and Iran are emboldened, and the strategic repercussions will be felt for years to come.”