WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rice today released the following statement in response to the attacks on U.S. troops and civilians in Kabul, Afghanistan: 

“The news out of Kabul is devastating.

Well Joe, you’ve proven yourself incapable of handling your job as Commander in Chief.  You ignored your advisors, rushed this haphazard withdrawal without appropriate conditions and before evacuating our citizens and friends.  Your ineptitude has now cost at least 12 American lives. 

Meanwhile, Joe hasn’t said a word to the American people in more than 21 hours. There is no sign he will address the American people anytime soon. 

All options are on the table to hold President Biden accountable for this tragic chain of avoidable events.  President Biden, you yourself said ‘The Buck stops here.’ Do the American people a favor.  Resign and turn the job over to someone who can handle it.

My prayers continue to be with the injured, our troops, and all those in harm’s way.”