Nearly 70% of Americans think that President Biden and his administration handled the Afghanistan withdrawal badly, but apparently, that number doesn’t include the Democrat candidates for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.
The amendment would direct the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) to investigate the withdrawal of U.S. and allied forces from Afghanistan with an emphasis on understanding what military equipment was left behind in Afghanistan, whether the Taliban have control of that equipment, and whether it is being moved or sold to third parties.
Hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghan allies are still stranded in Afghanistan because of Biden’s botched withdrawal – and Senate Democrats’ number one priority is not hurting Joe Biden politically.
U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced a bipartisan bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26th.
The withdrawal from Afghanistan has been an unmitigated disaster that cost the lives of 13 U.S. service members and left Americans stranded. It is vital for Congress and the American public to understand what happened in Afghanistan, if accurate intelligence was being communicated across government, and if President Biden acted in accordance with that intelligence.
Oversight Republicans initially requested a hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan. Committee Democrats ignored the request and have failed to hold the Biden Administration accountable.
Senate Democrats have not joined Republicans in calling this Islamofascism regime what they are – terrorists.
ar Spending Act to place Congressional controls on the use of emergency funding for enduring wars. Congress has appropriated over $2 Trillion of defense emergency funds over the past two decades with largely amorphous requirements, and the funds have been spent on everything from operations in Afghanistan and Iraq to standard deterrence missions in the European theater.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a veteran of the Global War on Terrorism and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led her colleagues in calling on the Biden Administration to recognize the Taliban as a terrorist organization.
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran of the Global War on Terrorism and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate Floor today to honor the life of Marine Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler Page of Red Oak, Iowa, who was one of the 13 U.S. servicemembers killed in a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport on August 26, 2021.