Texas Democrats’ Statement on Today’s Tragedy in Kabul

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement on the attacks in Kabul earlier today:

“I am heartbroken to hear of the attacks outside the Kabul airport today, which claimed the lives of 12 U.S. service members and injured dozens more service members and civilians. My heart goes out to the loved ones of those lost today, and to all those affected by this tragedy. Texans are with you in your grief, horror, and pain.

“Thousands of Texans have bravely served our country in Afghanistan. Today’s attack is an agonizing reminder of the immeasurable sacrifices that our service members and their families make every single day to protect our country. This is a difficult time for Texans in uniform, including both our Texas veterans and those in active service. To Texans in uniform, and to our Texas military families, know that our state stands with you. You have the gratitude of a nation for your service and sacrifice.

“Texas Democrats stand with President Biden as he continues to seek solutions to move our country forward in the wake of this tragedy — and upholds his commitment to our troops, their families, and the promise he made to the American people to withdraw our forces. We also commend the many Texas communities who are already working to welcome new Texans seeking refuge in our state. I thank President Biden for doing everything in his power to ensure the safe evacuation of our troops and allies still in Afghanistan in the coming days.”