LANGHORNE, PA – Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) released the following statement on the events unfolding in Afghanistan: 

"This is an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions, for both the United States and the World. And this is a direct result of a complete failure of leadership by those in government who don’t have the first clue about national and international security and the importance of peace through strength. The Taliban has now freed thousands of Al-Qaeda fighters from Afghanistan prisons, at a time when our own borders have been significantly weakened by this Administration, all as we approach the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. This is a bad, bad situation. President Biden, this is no time for weakness. We need strength. Put politics aside and work with us to save our country.”