Congressman Mark Green (R-TN-07), joined by other Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called for an investigation into the Biden administration’s Afghanistan efforts.
The remarks come on the six-month anniversary of the fall of Kabul, following a disastrous effort by Biden to withdraw American troops, citizens, and Afghan allies.
“During the Afghanistan evacuation and in the six months since, hundreds of stories have come to light, highlighting how President Biden’s willful blindness to the situation on the ground, coupled with his administration’s refusal to plan for the impending fallout, resulted in what can only be described as a systemic failure of the U.S. government. The horrific scenes of people hanging from planes and women desperately passing their children over the wall of the Kabul airport permanently tarnished America’s reputation around the world and angered our allies, with some of them publicly chastising us. All the while, America’s weakness on the world stage has emboldened our adversaries,” the lawmakers said in a statement.
Furthermore, a terrorist attack left more than a dozen military members dead, when attempting withdrawal efforts. In response, Biden attempted a drone strike on a suspected target; however, the strike killed 10 family members, including seven children.
Green called on congressional Democrats to join in the effort to conduct legislative oversight on the executive’s actions.
“The American public deserves better than this. The Americans abandoned by the Biden administration in Afghanistan deserve better than this. And the 13 American servicemembers who died on August 26th deserve better than this. We are once again calling on congressional Democrats to conduct a rigorous investigation into the basis for President Biden’s decision to withdraw, what plans – if any – were put into place ahead of that withdrawal, and exactly what happened during the official evacuation of the country. Committee Republicans stand ready to work with our Democratic colleagues to ensure people are held accountable and that a catastrophe like this never happens again,” the statement continued.
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