Speaking to Fox News, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C. said his personal relationship with President Joe Biden hit a “breaking point” following the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal in the wake of the Taliban seizing power.
During an interview with Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld, former President Donald Trump insisted that President Joe Biden’s handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan was a “travesty.” He drew spurious connections between Afghanistan and security along the United States-Mexico border.
Former President Donald Trump offered no solutions for what should have gone down in Afghanistan or how he would have handled the withdrawal, but he nonetheless offered his idea of what his administration would have done had they been in charge of it.
Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebr.) has been one of the more prominent among the chorus of Republicans criticizing the Biden administration over the Afghanistan withdrawal and appears to have taken a more hardline position on the withdrawal than he did during the Trump administration.
Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) claimed that the United States left behind $85 billion of military equipment to the Taliban amid the chaotic evacuation process.
“No one involved should be able to keep their job after that,” Boebert claimed.
National security adviser Jake Sullivan stressed that President Joe Biden and his administration remain committed to getting Americans who’ve remained in Afghanistan out via diplomatic means.
“We continue our mission to get them out, it’s just that it has shifted from a military mission to a diplomatic mission. And we have considerable leverage over the Taliban to ensure that any remaining American citizen will be able to get out,” he told “Good Morning America.”
Congressional Republicans are looking to add $25 billion to the nation’s military budget even as the war in Afghanistan, its longest military conflict, ends.
Republicans aim to employ a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) amendment that would add $25 billion to President Joe Biden’s $753 billion military spending request for the next fiscal year. The effort to amend the budget is led by Representative Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), who is the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee.
Before he left office, Donald Trump made a deal with the Taliban to leave Afghanistan. Once he took office, Joe Biden and his team worked on getting Americans out of Afghanistan.
And now that the end date is coming, there is still a major effort to get people out of the nation. But Conservative media is trying to convince viewers that there are few options for Americans to get out of Afghanistan. In fact, Christina Bobb says, Americans should ignore terror warnings and head to the airport.
Back in April of his year, nearly 70% of Americans agreed that it was time to pull troops from Afghanistan. There was strong b-partisan support for the measure and Donald Trump has repeatedly talked about bringing the troops home.
Former President Barack Obama commented on the Kabul airport attack, offering a “heartbroken” commemoration for those who were lost. 13 American service members were killed in the attack, along with 72 Afghans who were trying to evacuate the country.
Today, 12 Marines were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Republicans almost immediately went on the attack against the Biden administration. Spineless Missouri lawmaker Josh Hawley even called on the president to resign.
The United States military was in Afghanistan for 20 years. And the forces couldn’t operate in the region alone. The military had help from thousands of Afghani’s that risked their safety by working with the Americans.
The Pentagon has confirmed that there’s been an explosion at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, the site of the ongoing evacuation efforts of American citizens and Afghan allies led by the United States military.
The Biden Administration has known that they would be pulling troops out of Afghanistan for months. The plans to do so were set in motion when Donald Trump was still in office.
And the Biden administration has spent those months reaching out to Americans living in the Middle Eastern country in an effort to get them out safely. There were a number of emails and even offers to help fund their trip out of Afghanistan. The team is still working on getting any Americans that want out of the country back home.
Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House Minority Whip, criticized President Joe Biden after the House of Representatives passed a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint that will expand the social safety net and climate programs.
A large majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle wanted to military out of Afghanistan. A poll taken this Spring showed that nearly 70% of respondents supported an end to the war.
So Joe Biden, for that reason and others, went ahead and did it. And the president has taken blowback from of course, Conservative news sources, but Liberal news sources as well.
Over the last number of years, 3 different presidents have had the opportunity to finally pull troops of out of Afghanistan. This month, Joe Biden became the president who actually did it.
In explaining his actions, the president told Americans, “After 20 years I’ve learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces. I am president of the United States of America. The buck stops with me.”
After the disastrous presidency of Donald Trump, it can be easy to forget that Kamala Harris is the country’s first female Vice President. The anchors of Fox News, however, have not forgotten about her gender.
Speaking during a news conference in Singapore alongside the country’s prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, Vice President Kamala Harris said the Biden administration is “singularly focused” on evacuating Americans, Afghan allies, and at-risk Afghans as the security situation continues to deteriorate in Kabul following the Taliban takeover.
Amazingly enough, despite a readily available vaccine, the country is now going through another wave of COVID-19 cases.Hospitalizations and deaths are up, especially in red states where far fewer people have been vaccinated.