Hoeven Joins Colleagues in Urging President to Use 'All Means Necessary' to Evacuate Americans and Eligible Partners from Afghanistan

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, joined U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in urging President Joe Biden to use all means necessary to evacuate all American citizens and Afghan partners from Afghanistan.

“You must devote all means necessary to ensure every American citizen and all eligible Afghan partners are successfully evacuated. In addition, you must make it clear to the Taliban and every other terrorist group that they will face severe consequences if they attempt to interfere with this process,” the senators wrote in a letter to the President.

In addition to Senators Hoeven and Inhofe, the letter was also signed by Senators Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.).