Sen Marshall Statement on U.S. Service Members Killed In Action

(Washington, D.C., August 26, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after bombings outside of the Kabul airport resulted in multiple casualties, including the first combat deaths of U.S. service members in 18 months. Initial reports claim 11 Marines and one Navy Medic killed in action.

“I express my deepest empathy and eternal gratitude to the family members of the U.S. service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation and defense of our freedoms. Laina and I continue to pray for all U.S. troops, citizens, allies, and innocent people whose lives remain at risk in Afghanistan, and urge the White House to act swiftly to get these people to safety,” said Senator Marshall. “Tragically, these horrific deaths in Afghanistan were completely preventable and are a direct consequence of this administration’s proven failure. President Biden’s aloof approach to this withdrawal has been disgraceful and the lives lost today fall squarely at his feet. America must respond to these attacks with strength not weakness, but doing so requires a Commander in Chief fit to lead. President Biden must face the American people and address questions on how we will respond to this massacre or he should resign immediately.”