Linda Sánchez Statement on President Trump’s Afghanistan Speech

August 22, 2017
Press Release

Norwalk, CA – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on President Trump’s Afghanistan speech:

“Last night, President Trump laid out his proposal to send thousands more American troops to Afghanistan. Unfortunately, he failed to give the American people specifics on how he intends to wind-down this nearly two-decade long military conflict. This country needs to put an end to our long-standing military involvement in Afghanistan. A blank check for the president to continue the war in Afghanistan is unacceptable.

“During the last 17 years, our country has sacrificed thousands of American lives and countless sums of money to ensure Afghanistan does not become a terrorist safe-haven again. My hope is that in the coming days the president will put forward a clear and detailed strategy to bring our troops home. We all deserve to know exactly what it will take to end our military involvement in Afghanistan and provide stability throughout the region.”