BOISE, Idaho – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today reiterated the need for oversight and accountability of the Biden Administration’s hazardous withdrawal from Afghanistan last August.
“It has now been over a year since the Biden Administration haphazardly withdrew from Afghanistan, and we still don’t have accountability for what went wrong or what steps are being taken to prevent a similar catastrophe from happening again,” said Risch. “It’s clear that Afghanistan has once again become a safe haven for terrorists, the human rights of Afghan women and girls have disappeared, and the Biden Administration has few controls to ensure U.S. assistance doesn’t end up in the hands of the Taliban. In the new Congress, I will continue to press the administration for answers and use every tool available to ensure we have a comprehensive counterterrorism plan, that we safeguard internationally-recognized human rights, and create guardrails on U.S. assistance to prevent direct support to the Taliban.”
Actions Risch has taken to hold the administration accountable for the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan: