2 Congressmen Urge Biden to Extend Afghan Deadline
Two bipartisan House members visited Afghanistan this week to witness the ongoing chaos, and are urging President Joe Biden to extend the Aug. 31 deadline for withdrawing U.S. troops from the country.
Reps. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., and Seth Moulton, D-Mass., both service veterans, secretly visited Kabul "to gather information, not to grandstand," they said in a joint statement shared by Washington Post reporter Matt Viser.
Moulton tweeted that the two lawmakers visited Kabul airport on Tuesday "to conduct oversight on the evacuation."
"We came into this visit wanting, like most veterans, to push the president to extend the August 31st deadline," Meijer and Moulton said in their joint statement.
"After talking with commanders on the ground and seeing the situation here, it is obvious that because we started the evacuation so late, that no matter what we do, we won’t get everyone out on time, even by September 11."