U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after the Departments of Defense and State announced that 6,000 troops are being deployed to Kabul to secure the airport and assume air traffic control.

“While Afghanistan falls to jihadi militants, our Afghan allies are on the verge of slaughter, and America gets humiliated, President Biden hides out at Camp David. It’s unacceptable. The mission at this point ought to be simple: bolster American troops and firepower until we can get flights running around the clock. The Taliban must not dictate when every last American, our courageous Afghan partners, and their families are off the tarmac.”