Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after being briefed by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on the terror attacks in Afghanistan:
“I just spoke to Secretary of Defense Austin about today’s heinous attacks targeting U.S. military and civilian personnel, American citizens and residents, and our Afghan partners. My thoughts are with the families and friends of the brave U.S. service members and Afghans who lost their lives and those injured in this cowardly attack. I strongly condemn this act of terrorism and it must be clear to the world that the terrorists who perpetrated this will be sought and brought to justice.
“I will continue to monitor the situation in Kabul and our evacuation efforts. Our nation is proud of and grateful for all the service members, diplomats, and other personnel who are carrying out this extremely difficult mission.”