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Wisconsin, US lawmakers react to Kabul events

After an attack at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday morning that killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 US service members, lawmakers from around the state and the President Joe Biden administration released their reactions. Governor Tony Evers and US Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson each shared sentiments for the soldiers and Afghan citizens who lost their lives. Evers said he and his wife Kathy will be praying for the loved ones of the American soldiers, citizens, and allies who were killed. Johnson called the attack horrific and heartbreaking, and Baldwin called it a tragedy, and went on to say we must focus on securing the area and focusing on a swift evacuation. 

 

US Representative Mike Gallagher also issued a statement, linking the tragedy to the American withdrawal effort from Afghanistan. In the statement Gallagher stated that at least four United States Marines are dead who did not need to die. Gallagher went on to call congress to reconvene in order to take control of the situation. He added that a good first step in doing so would be passing the bill he introduced which would prevent removing troops until all Americans who want to leave Afghanistan have made it out. President Joe Biden said in a press conference that we will respond with precision at our time, at the place we choose, and at the moment of our choosing. Biden also vowed that ISIS terrorists will not win. 

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