Representative Jason Crow

Representing the 6th District of Colorado

Congressman Jason Crow Responds to President Trump’s Remarks on Congressional Delegation Visit to Afghanistan

January 17, 2019
Press Release

Below please find a statement from Congressman Jason Crow following President Trump’s letter calling a congressional delegation scheduled visit to Afghanistan a “public relations event.”

“President Trump has never been to Afghanistan. After 17 years, we can’t let it become a forgotten war. So long as our men and women are fighting in Afghanistan and putting their lives on the line, we must support elected leaders if they want to show their support for our troops and learn more about the challenges of this war and how best to bring our men and women home. President Trump’s politicizing of an important congressional visit to accomplish these goals shows once again how little regard he has for becoming the leader our country needs right now.”

A member of the House Armed Services Committee, Jason Crow served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with both conventional and special operations units, receiving a Bronze Star for his actions in battle. In 2012, Jason spoke at the Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”