Steil Statement on Afghanistan

August 24, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congressman Bryan Steil (WI-01) issued a statement after attending a classified briefing on Afghanistan.

“This morning I attended a classified briefing on the catastrophic situation in Afghanistan. Briefers included Secretary of State Blinken, Secretary of Defense Austin, Director of National Intelligence Haines, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Milley. Unfortunately, I left the briefing with more questions than answers. The Biden Administration has failed to protect our fellow Americans and has failed to instill confidence in America’s image abroad. This was not an intelligence failure, rather this was a disastrous political decision. Our troops who are conducting the mission at the airport are under significant threat and our prayers are with them as they continue to execute this dangerous mission,” said Steil.