The DRM response to the withdrawal of Biden in Afghanistan has been an insult
A congressional appeal over Biden’s administration over the withdrawal of the U.S. to Afghanistan and the Taliban’s takeover of the country has been hasty.
The criticism of the administration was bipartisan: Republicans were intimidated by the White House’s actions, and Democrats, while acknowledging that Biden was pursuing the policies of his predecessor, criticized the dangerous approach to U.S. withdrawal.
Biden is expected to address increasing criticism Tuesday afternoon in his first public address since the Taliban moved to Kabal, Afghanistan’s capital.
Here is what members of Congress say.
Senen Tom Carper, D-Delaware
Senen Carper, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and a presidential ally, said in a statement that the withdrawal of U.S. troops “should have been carefully planned to prevent violence and instability.”
“We must act swiftly to protect the American people and our Afghan counterparts and our allies,” he said. “We will not abandon those who are fighting our side now who are facing the risk of death by Taliban assassination. We have an urgent obligation to protect their lives and national security to ensure that Afghan soil is no longer a source of terrorism.” attacks on our partners and our country. “
Senen Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire
Senen Shaheen, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, said in a statement that photographs of Afghan people at the airport asking for their removal were “close to our minds.”
“The worst situation in the world continues today and without immediate, decisive action against the authorities, Afghan citizens will suffer or die at the hands of the Taliban,” he continued.
He called for an immediate expansion of the Afghan refugee women’s refugee program.
“Failure to take action now will strengthen their future, and a generation of girls who have grown up with freedom, education and dreams to build the future of their country will die with it.”
Attorney Seth Moulton, D-Massachusetts
Moulton, a former Marine who worked in Iraq, said “the time to debate whether we live in Afghanistan is over” but said the “disaster” of withdrawal could have been avoided.
“For months, I have been asking the administrative department to remove our colleagues immediately – not to wait for paperwork, to compromise with third parties, or to make it look like ‘good order,'” he said in a statement on Sunday.
He also added that the “tragedy” that took place abroad “began” with the Trump administration.
“Successive leaders of both parties have failed to hold votes to re-authorize this war twenty years ago since we attacked to get Osama bin Laden. Therefore, all of us in Congress should be ashamed.”
Senen Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky
The leader of the Senate minority has called for the departure of Biden officials in Afghanistan “an extreme failure of American leadership.”
“The rapid progress of the Taliban was expected after the United States left the Afghan security forces. The situation of innocent Afghan civilians was predicted, and challenges to the safe evacuation of American and Afghan civilians were exacerbated by our unexplained withdrawal from Bagram Air Base. has returned to attack resources from Afghanistan, “he said in a statement on Sunday.
“Everyone has seen this coming without the President, who has openly and confidently dismissed these threats a few weeks ago.”
He said the United States has the power to prevent this “catastrophe.”
“Terrorists and big rivals like China are watching the disgrace of great power,” he said.
Attorney Barbara Lee, D-California
Lee, who voted in 2001 and 2002 against the two militant forces passed after the September 11 attacks, told MSNBC that the current priority should be the safety of American citizens, strategists and Afghan aides.
Senen Mitt Romney, R-Utah
Romney, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote on Twitter that he “does not understand why [the withdrawal] was made at such a costly human cost; without effective strategy to protect our partners;
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