Following the terrorist attack on Thursday that killed 10 U.S. Marines, two soldiers, and one Navy medic in Kabul, Democratic senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire said she still urges President Biden to “evacuate every American, as well as our partners who stood side-by-side with our troops to combat terrorism.”
Hassan’s full statement:
My heart breaks for the loved ones of the U.S. service members and others who were murdered in this horrific terror attack. I continue to urge the administration to do everything in its power to secure the airport and evacuate every American, as well as our partners who stood side-by-side with our troops to combat terrorism. We must complete this mission, regardless of any arbitrary deadlines.
Earlier this week, Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire’s other Democratic senator, urged Biden to abandon the August 31 deadline:
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH): “Time is running out and bureaucracy is no excuse for lives lost. That’s why extending the withdrawal deadline past August 31st is essential to ensure the safety of American citizens and all our Afghan allies who spent years helping our troops.”
— Zach C. Cohen (@Zachary_Cohen) August 24, 2021
A University of New Hampshire poll this week showed that President Biden’s approval rating has cratered in the Granite State:
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) August 24, 2021
Senator Hassan is up for reelection next year, but Senator Shaheen doesn’t face voters again until 2026.