Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Rep. Peters’ Statement on the Escalating Situation in Afghanistan, Terror Attacks Outside Kabul Airport

Aug 26, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement regarding the terror attacks outside of the Kabul airport and the escalating situation in Afghanistan:

“The news out of Kabul this morning was devastating. The loss of 12 U.S. servicemembers and the other senseless deaths are a horrible tragedy. The commitment, bravery and sacrifice of our servicemembers to evacuate thousands of Americans and allies in record time will not be forgotten. As I pray for the safety of our troops on the ground and the families of the fallen, my thoughts are also with dozens of innocent Afghan civilians who lost their lives and the countless others who were wounded.

“There is no question that today’s events have changed the lives of many, but we cannot allow this to derail our mission. It is imperative the U.S. continues our efforts to get all Americans and vulnerable Afghans out as carefully and quickly as possible.”

Rep. Peters urges that Americans still in Kabul follow guidelines issued by the U.S. State Department in light of today’s attack.