Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins issued this statement on the situation in Afghanistan:
“The evacuation from Afghanistan of Americans, Afghans who worked with our troops and diplomats, and targeted Afghans like women educators has thus far been marked by chaos, desperation, and fear.
“My offices have heard from courageous Maine veterans who worked with Afghan translators. They fear their Afghan allies will be killed or blocked while trying to get to the HKI airport with their families.
“I have had numerous calls with high-ranking Administration officials regarding the dire need to evacuate these individuals. We cannot abandon our fellow Americans, Afghan allies, nor Afghan women leaders.”