HARRISBURG, PA — Former Marines currently in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have called out Congressman Conor Lamb for his silence in the face of President Biden’s disastrous abandonment of thousands of Americans and allies in Afghanistan.
The critics — all Republicans — are retired Marine Reserve Col. Frank Ryan (101st, Lebanon County), former Marine Staff Sergeant Greg Rothman (87th, Cumberland County) and former Marine Eric Nelson (57th, Westmoreland County).
Rep. Lamb, a Democrat and former Marine, represents Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District, comprising Beaver County, the northern and western portions of Allegheny County and part of Butler County.
The Republican critics issued statements as Lamb failed to comment on the worsening crisis in Kabul that underscores the Biden administration’s inept withdrawal from Afghanistan and leaves Americans wondering if this lack of a coherent strategy is a sign of international policy to come.
Rep. Ryan, who participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2002, said, “I saw firsthand the values of freedom-loving Afghanies who cooperated with American forces. Abandoning them and American citizens to Taliban terrorists is unconscionable.”
In a joint statement, the three critics said, “It’s not too late for Lamb to demand that Americans be protected and Afghan allies be given asylum. It’s never too late to do the right thing”
Col. Frank Ryan (USMCR) Retired
Posted on 23 Aug 2021, 7:13 - Category: Op Ed