NC congressional delegation comments on Afghan attack

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Sen. Richard Burr

“I am closely monitoring the situation in Kabul as details continue to emerge. My prayers are with the victims of today’s unconscionable attacks and the U.S. servicemen and women working around the clock to secure safe passage and evacuation for all U.S. citizens and our allies.  We cannot rest until they have done so.”


Rep. Greg Murphy (R-03)

“I want to express my most heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the U.S. servicemembers who lost their lives in today’s attack. This unspeakable tragedy is a reminder of the tremendous sacrifices displayed by our nation’s heroes.

Our worst fears are now being realized, as we are witnessing the brutal consequences of President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. I worry that the violence will only escalate. For reasons beyond comprehension, the Biden Administration continues to trust the Taliban at their word. They and other Islamic terrorist groups, including ISIS-K, have sworn death to America – and they must be held accountable for their crimes against America.

I join all Americans, and our friends and allies around the world, in praying for the peace and safety of our servicemembers, fellow citizens, trusted allies, and all innocents harmed during this tragic terrorist attack. Despite Biden’s capitulation to the Taliban’s August 31st withdrawal deadline, the mission is not complete until every American is back on friendly soil.”


Rep. Richard Hudson (R-08)

“Today’s attack is horrific and utterly devastating. As Fort Bragg’s Congressman, I am livid President Biden’s failed withdrawal has now led to a number of U.S. service member casualties. Renee and I are praying for their families.

“President Biden’s incompetence put our troops in this situation. Now our focus needs to be on how we go forward. Our focus needs to be on how we complete the mission of getting every American and ally out safely and ensure the safety of our troops on the ground. President Biden must address our nation immediately.”


Rep. Ted Budd (R-13)

“First and foremost, I want to send my deepest prayers and condolences to the families of the U.S. servicemen who were killed in this barbaric and heinous attack. Our brave men and women in uniform put themselves in harm’s way to save others. They are the best of our country and we are forever in their debt. My team remains committed to doing everything we can to get every single American out of Afghanistan as quickly and safely as possible.”