Rep. Wilson Statement on Terrorist Attack in Kabul

Jan 23, 2018
Press Release

West Columbia, S.C. – Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02) a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement regarding the news that American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban’s 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan this weekend.

“The murderous terrorist attack by the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan was as cowardly as it was senseless. This is another reminder that we must win the Global War on Terrorism overseas. We must remain vigilant and in pursuit of terrorist organizations operating in both Afghanistan and Pakistan and we need a comprehensive approach to securing stability in the region.

I am grateful for the leadership of President Donald Trump, who is promoting a foreign policy of peace through strength, which includes sending thousands more U.S. troops to Afghanistan and pursuing result driven policies.

Roxanne and I will keep the victims – including those who have lost their lives and those who are injured – in our prayers.”