WASHINGTON— U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., today issued the following statement regarding the situation unfolding in Afghanistan:
“The situation in Afghanistan is horrifying and heartbreaking. We must make every effort to evacuate U.S. citizens from Afghanistan and help protect Afghan nationals who worked alongside the U.S. over the last two decades and who now face severe threats from the Taliban.
“Moving forward, we must prevent the Taliban from allowing terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda and the Islamic State to use Afghanistan as a launching pad for attacks against the United States or our interests. We cannot let our adversaries use this opportunity to threaten the safety and security of the American people.”