The speaker promised that Congress would take part in helping those who want to leave the country captured by the Taliban.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said that it is necessary to continue evacuating people from Afghanistan, where the Taliban came to power after the withdrawal of American troops. This is stated in a statement by Pelosi.
Paying tribute to President Joe Biden, thanks to whose “strong leadership” America finally emerged from the “eternal war,” the speaker thanked all the servicemen involved in American operations in Afghanistan.
Pelosi also paid tribute to the memory of 13 American soldiers who died due to the terrorist attack near the Kabul airport, which happened last Thursday.
Congress, according to Pelosi, “will continue to receive regular briefings and work closely with President Biden and the administration to address the security and humanitarian issues that remain urgent for the evacuated people and for those who wish to evacuate.”
“We continue to insist on the evacuation of those who are still in Afghanistan and want to leave there. I thank the legislators for their enthusiasm and assistance in the evacuation… This work continues,” Pelosi said.