As Senators return from an eventful August recess, the hot topic on Capitol Hill continues to be the Biden Administration’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal and the calls for answers.
As expected, Senate Democrats – most notably, vulnerable Democrats fearing the backlash from standing up to their party’s leadership – have remained silent and refused to call out the Administration for its failures. Instead, they are ready to turn the page and focus on passing their reckless socialist tax-and-spending bill that will bankrupt our country and continue to fuel the inflation crisis.
But we can’t forget that the withdrawal from Afghanistan was an unmitigated disaster that put terrorists back in charge of the country. It resulted in the death of 13 U.S. service members, the abandonment of over 100 U.S. citizens and the majority of allied Afghans behind enemy lines, a donation of $212 million worth of U.S. military equipment to the Taliban, and the international community questioning our resolve throughout the world.
Now that Democrat Senators like Raphael Warnock, Catherine Cortez Masto, Maggie Hassan, Michael Bennet, and Mark Kelly have had some time to relax and think about where they stand, will they finally speak up and hold the Administration accountable? How will they answer the most basic question, “Was there anything that should have been done differently?”