Il disegno di legge presentato da Rep. di Lisa McClain, R-Me., seeks to give Congress’ most distinguished award to the 13 service members killed near the capital’s airport.
“Questi uomini e donne eroici se ne sono andati troppo presto, and we must honor them for their bravery in helping U.S. citizens and Afghan allies safely evacuate Afghanistan,” McClain said in a statement released to Fox News.
“My heart aches for the families and loved ones of our service members,” McClain continued. “We will always remember their service and pay tribute to their sacrifice.”
Citing Aug. 26 come la “deadliest single day of the war” per gli Stati Uniti. in over a decade, the bill notes the fallen troops’ “extreme bravery and valor against armed enemy combatants” and declares that the group of 13 “dedicated their lives and their heroism deserves great honor.”
Joining McClain on the bill are multiple members of Congress from both sides of the aisle, including Republican Reps. Elise Stefanik of New York, Jim Banks of Indiana, Jody Hice of Georgia, and Bill Huizinga of Michigan.
Democrat Reps. Stephanie Murphy of Florida, Benny Thompson of Mississippi and Andre Carson of Indiana joined their Republican colleagues in supporting the bill.
Inoltre, Reps. Peter Meijer, R-Me., and Seth Moulton, D-Mass., – the two congressmen who secretly traveled to Afghanistan amid the crisis – also signed onto McClain’s initiative.
Forty-nine members in total have signed onto the bill, according to McClain’s office.
McClain’s bill was introduced on Tuesday, five days after the deadly blasts in Kabul.
A suicide bombing perpetrated by terror group ISIS-K rocked the Kabul airport, causing scores of casualties as the U.S. scrambled to meet the looming Aug. 31 troop withdrawal date.
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