WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement slamming President Biden’s failed withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan that has not only shifted U.S. foreign and national security policy to a new low on fighting terrorism, but also empowered our enemies, like Communist China, which is strengthening ties with the Taliban.
Senator Rick Scott said, “It has long been the policy of the United States to not differentiate between evil terrorists, and the governments who support and harbor them. Under the failed leadership of President Joe Biden, that is no longer the case. This week, even after the Taliban announced the appointment of Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani Network and a known terrorist who is wanted by the FBI for the murder of American citizens, the Biden administration continued its shameful Taliban appeasement. Even as Americans remain stranded in Afghanistan behind enemy lines, Joe Biden is turning a blind eye while the Taliban show us who they truly are - an evil murderous gang of terrorists. Of course, as Biden shows unprecedented weakness, our enemies, like Communist China are stepping in to take advantage. Every day he continues to show he is shockingly unfit to lead America as commander in chief. There is no question that Joe Biden’s misguided decisions and flawed leadership have made the world a more dangerous place. His latest appeasement of terrorists is nothing short of un-American and woefully beneath the office and values he is sworn to uphold.”