Statement of House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert on U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan


House Republican Leader Todd Gilbert issued the following statement:

“The U.S. Marines and Navy corpsman killed today gave their lives doing what the best of our armed forces have always done: standing in harm’s way, putting themselves between innocent civilians and those who would do them harm. I ask that each and every Virginian join me in holding their loved ones in our prayers.”

“The loss of anyone who wears our country’s uniform is a tragedy. This one is all the more so since it was wholly unnecessary. The failure of the Biden administration to execute an orderly evacuation and withdrawal from Afghanistan put more American lives at risk. The fruits of placing one’s trust in terrorists are always bitter.”