U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after the President’s address. 

“President Biden’s unseemly victory lap was detached from reality. His callous indifference to the Americans he abandoned behind enemy lines is shameful. He promised the Taliban that our troops would leave by his arbitrary August 31st deadline, and he promised the American people that our troops would stay until every American was out. He kept his promise to the Taliban and lied to the American people. These lies will cost Americans for decades to come.”