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Congressman Jake Auchincloss On Unfolding Situation In Afghanistan15:13
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Jake Auchincloss addresses the media after he is declared the winner of the 4th Congressional District primary race in September. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Jake Auchincloss addresses the media after he is declared the winner of the 4th Congressional District primary race in September. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Local reaction continues today after the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan, and the dramatic scenes of Afghans trying to flee, as American forces hastily evacuated Kabul.

Governor Charlie Baker today said in a statement on Twitter that the Commonwealth "is ready to assist Afghan refugees seeking safety and peace in America." Baker also called the situation in Afghanistan a "catastrophe" brought on by "mismanagement."

Congressman Jake Auchincloss, who represents Massachusetts 4th District, joins us to talk about the latest on ground, and the Biden administration's handling of the withdrawal. He served in the Marine Corps, commanding infantry in Helmand Province in 2012, leading combat patrols against the Taliban.

This segment aired on August 17, 2021.

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