AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– Colorado Congressman Jason Crow is not confident about the evacuation deadline. Crow, a Democrat serving Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, served two tours in Afghanistan.
Crow has been helping to get people out of Kabul for the last couple of weeks. President Joe Biden said he wants to stick to the deadline of Aug. 31 for withdrawing troops.READ MORE: Denver To Replace 8th Avenue Bridge Over South Platte River
Crow is asking to keep troops there, saying it’s not possible to get everyone out safely by that time.READ MORE: 3D-Printed Lamborghini Built By Colorado Family Is On Display At The Denver Auto Show
“We must extend that and get the mission done. The deadline is when the mission is accomplished and we bring our people home,” said Crow.MORE NEWS: Naming Board Approves Changing Squaw Mountain In Colorado’s Foothills To Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain
Other Democratic House members are also asking for a deadline extension from the Biden administration. More than 75,000 people have been relocated out of Afghanistan.