Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Aug 26, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued this statement following today’s terrorist bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan and the President’s address this evening:
“Today, we saw a horrific suicide bombing at the airport in Kabul that ISIS-K claimed to have done. ISIS-K is a sworn enemy of the United States, the Afghanistan provisional government, and the Taliban. Today’s attack undermines the credibility of the Taliban to secure the public’s safety in Afghanistan. This attack happened as thousands of Americans, as well as Afghans who supported us over the past two decades, were being evacuated – a monumental process that has screened over 100,000 people as part of our airlift efforts this week. It is a process being safeguarded by our brave men and women in uniform who stand on the frontline of this mission.
“I want to extend my condolences to the families of the U.S. service members who died in today’s blasts. Their sacrifice helped prevent what could have been a much more disastrous outcome had the bombers breached the airport perimeter. This attack will not deter us from continuing the mission to get American citizens, those Afghans who served side-by-side with us, and other endangered civilians out of Afghanistan.”