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Sen. Mitch McConnell Tells Reporters At Madison County Chamber Event, "I would have stayed" In Afghanistan

Sen. Mitch McConnell
Corinne Boyer
Sen. Mitch McConnell discussed Afghanistan on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2021 at a Madison County Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Sen. Mitch McConnell stopped by Eastern Kentucky University on Tuesday to speak to the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

At a chamber luncheon, Sen. McConnell said the collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban was due to President Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops.

McConnell said senators want to hold hearings and find out what went wrong.

“In the meantime if the administration feels like they need additional resources in order to complete the rescue, I'm sure we’d be open to that," he said. "They created this catastrophe but we’ll be glad to try and help them get out of it if they need congressional assistance.”

McConnell said Taliban rule poses a threat to American public safety.

Separately, he urged everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccination. McConnell said he never thought people would be reluctant to get the shot.

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