U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) released the following statement calling for the resignation of President Joe Biden as the worsening national security crisis continues to unfold in Afghanistan.

“The Biden Administration’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan has endangered American lives and emboldened our adversaries. Yesterday, the death of 13 servicemembers in the line of duty was heartbreaking and horrific. The brutal terrorist attack that claimed these American heroes and nearly 100 Afghans was tragic.

“This botched operation is a direct consequence of the president’s decision to entrust the safety of American citizens and our Armed Forces to the goodwill of the Taliban. We owe it to our fallen servicemembers, and their families, to hold our nation’s commander-in-chief accountable for missteps that jeopardized their vital mission of evacuating American citizens, partners, and vetted allies from Afghanistan.

“As the president has said repeatedly, the buck stops with him – and I agree. The buck must stop here. President Biden has demonstrated that he is unfit to serve as commander-in-chief, and, therefore, must resign.”

Walorski represents the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana, serving as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Ranking Member of the House Ethics Committee.