Two House Lawmakers on Secret Trip in Afghanistan to Oversee Evacuation

Two U.S. House lawmakers said they were in Kabul on Aug. 24 to conduct oversight of the evacuation effort at the city’s international airport. Reps. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) visited the airport on Tuesday, according to Moulton. “Witnessing our young Marines and soldiers at the gates, navigating a confluence of humanity as raw and visceral as the world has ever seen, was indescribable,” Moulton wrote on Twitter. “The world has truly never seen anything like what America is doing in Kabul this week—deeply tragic and highly heroic. Fear and desperation at their worst; hope and humanity at their finest.” The two lawmakers are both military veterans, with backgrounds in the region. Moulton, a Marine who has been an outspoken critic of the Iraq War, served multiple tours in Iraq. Meijer was deployed as part of the Army Reserves and later worked in Afghanistan at a nongovernmental organization …Read More

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