After taking a secret trip to Afghanistan along with colleague Peter Meijir, Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton said we need a “productive relationship with the Taliban” while appearing on CNN.
“We’re not going to get everybody out in time, so we have to have a productive relationship with the Taliban going forward. As bizarre as that sounds,” Moulton said.
“We have to have a productive relationship with the Taliban going forward, if we have any chance of getting the thousands that we leave behind when we do go, out in the future,” he continued.
“The only way we can do that is if we abide by the agreement that’s been negotiated at this point, which is to leave on Aug. 31,” Moulton said. “It’s heartbreaking. But that’s the position that we’ve been in. And that’s the position that people in Washington have put our troops in.”
While Pelosi was not pleased with his trip, Moulton told Chris Cuomo “It was absolutely extraordinary, and I’ve seen a lot, Chris. I have been through a lot, and I have never been more proud to be an American than I was that day.”
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