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Ernst On Biden’s Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal: “America and the World are Less Safe”

Calls to Restore U.S. Leadership on World Stage on Two-Year Anniversary

WASHINGTON –  Two years after President Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran of the Global War on Terror, released a new video highlighting the impact of this foreign policy disaster, calling to restore and strengthen U.S. leadership, and honoring the 13 fallen servicemembers, including Red Oak native Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page.



Watch her full video statement here.

“Under the Biden administration’s failed leadership, America and the world are less safe. No question,” Ernst said. “Our enemies are emboldened, and the safety and security of our partners and our homeland is uncertain. On this two-year anniversary of Biden’s haphazard and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, we must reaffirm our commitment to strengthening the United States.”

Ernst also penned an op-ed calling for the restoration of America’s leadership on the world stage in honor of the two-year anniversary.



Read her full op-ed in Fox News here.

“After two years, the devastating impact of Biden’s failed Afghanistan withdrawal is still felt at home and abroad,” Ernst wrote. “And there is only one answer: we must restore America’s leadership and standing on the world stage. President Biden’s Afghanistan appeasement caused a domino effect around the globe.”

“What happened in Afghanistan should always serve as a stark reminder that what takes place on the other side of the world directly impacts our safety here at home,” Ernst continued. “When America is strong – the world is safer. But the moment we retreat and abdicate our authority, our adversaries fill the void. While our enemies celebrate the anniversary of our ‘defeat,’ Americans should wake up and realize the urgent need to end Joe Biden’s posture of weakness and appeasement.”