August 16, 2021
CANTON, OH – Jane Timken, candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio, released the following statement in response to the situation in Afghanistan.
“The disastrous execution of the withdrawal of Afghanistan is yet another stain on the Biden Administration. After campaigning on his experience and foreign policy credentials, Joe Biden has proven to be a weak, feckless and inept ‘Commander in Chief’ that has allowed a haste and hostile takeover of Afghanistan and a void where terrorism will surely breed. Joe Biden is abdicating his duties as President and Commander in Chief by not explaining his decisions to the American people, the brave Afghans who sacrificed to help the cause of freedom, and our allies and enemies who are watching us closely, instead opting to hide in his metaphorical basement, just like he did on the campaign trail. My heart yearns for the brave men and women in uniform who have served and sacrificed so much over the past 20 years, and the women and girls in Afghanistan who will surely again see oppression, lost identity, and violence under the Taliban rule.
President Trump projected strength on the world stage and America and our allies were safer for it. Joe Biden continues to project weakness, and it is emboldening our enemies and leaving America and our world vulnerable. The Biden Administration is an embarrassment.”