The President’s own account of the decision to withdraw does not match the sworn testimony of his top military advisors.
Lawmakers emphasized the drone strike that killed ten innocent civilians, including seven children, was unnecessary and conducted only because President Biden promised retaliatory action, and expressed major concerns about the Administration’s “over-the-horizon” capabilities in Afghanistan.
Biden lied when he told the American people that nobody urged him to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. Under oath, General McKenzie flatly contradicted the President.
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.
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.