Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik today released the following statement:

“Joe Biden has chosen to shamefully cave to the Taliban terrorists’ arbitrary timeline rather than ensuring every American is safely evacuated from Afghanistan and brought home. I believe that America doesn’t cave to terrorists. America sets our own timeline, and it must be based on getting every American behind enemy lines safely home.

"The Biden Administration can’t even tell us how many Americans remain in Afghanistan. This is unacceptable and un-American. Rather than cave to the Taliban and comply with an arbitrary deadline, the President must guarantee every single American is evacuated, no matter how long it takes. This continued national security catastrophe is solely due to Joe Biden’s weak and failed leadership.”