Statement from Rep. Pressley on Afghanistan

August 15, 2021
Press Release

BOSTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) today sent the following statement on the situation unfolding in Afghanistan:

“The tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan are further proof that the U.S. policy of forever wars—endless occupation and intervention—will not bring lasting peace to the region. We cannot respond to the escalating situation with violence or further military intervention and we must continue to bring our troops home.

“The U.S. response must offer swift refuge to Afghans fleeing violence, center diplomacy, and support the most vulnerable through humanitarian assistance.”

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