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Dr. Joyce: “This is Joe Biden’s Saigon”

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman John Joyce M.D. (PA-13) condemned the Biden Administration’s failure to protect American citizens who currently remain stranded in Afghanistan following the American Military withdrawal.

“As I speak today, Americans are stranded behind enemy lines. Our top priority must be to bring them home safely,” said Dr. Joyce. “Now is not the time for taking vacations or giving canned remakes from the West Wing. Now is the time for American leadership, and President Biden has failed in that regard.”

Dr. Joyce’s speech comes as the Biden Administration has failed to safely evacuate Americans from Afghanistan amidst the Taliban takeover. By agreeing to the Taliban’s arbitrary withdrawal timeline, President Biden has abdicated his responsibility to the American civilians and members of the military who remain in Kabul.  His actions have made put them and our national security at risk.

Watch Dr. Joyce’s speech here, a full transcript of his remarks can be found below.



President Biden’s failure to safely withdrawal our troops from Afghanistan has resulted in American civilians being attacked, in broad daylight, on the streets of Kabul as they attempt to reach the airport.

As I speak today, Americans are stranded behind enemy lines.

Our top priority must be to bring them home safely.

Now is not the time for taking vacations or giving canned remakes from the West Wing.  Now is the time for American leadership, and President Biden has failed in that regard.

His failure to make our withdrawal orderly has led to this violence and destruction that puts our national security, and American lives, at risk.

The evidence is clear, the fall of Afghanistan is Joe Biden’s Saigon.

Today my thoughts and prayers are with the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines that have redeployed and are working to end this crisis. They are also with the American citizens who remain stranded in Afghanistan.

Thank you and I yield.

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