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Boebert Introduces Bill Designating Taliban Controlled Afghanistan State Sponsor of Terrorism

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is announcing Tuesday legislation that would add Afghanistan to the U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, a little more than a year after the Taliban, a jihadist terrorist organization, took control of the country.

Boebert, along with a handful of Freedom Caucus cosponsors, are introducing the “Taliban Sponsor Terrorism Act,” which would direct Secretary of State Antony Blinken to add Afghanistan to a list that currently includes four countries: Cuba, North Korea, Iran, and Syria.

“As a result of Biden’s botched Afghanistan surrender that killed 13 American service members, Afghanistan has once again become a safe haven for terrorists,” Boebert said in a statement about the legislation, adding that the Islamic State and al-Qaeda “are flourishing, have close ties to the Taliban, and now have the capability to attack us on U.S. soil.”

Boebert noted, “One of the best ways to protect the American people from these terrorists is to stop the money from flowing by formally designating Afghanistan as a state sponsor of terrorism.”

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