The US lost 13 American soldiers during Biden’s half-baked and rushed withdrawal from Afghanistan. The US is also now facing pre-9/11 dangers thanks to the sudden overgrowth of terrorists in the region.
Biden previously pledged, “We will not conduct a hasty rush to the exit. We’ll do it responsibly, deliberately, and safely. And we will do it in full coordination with our allies and partners, who now have more forces in Afghanistan than we do.”
But that’s not what happened, is it? In his hasty withdrawal, Biden left countless Americans behind enemy lines all because the Taliban threatened to take action if he didn’t get out right away.
Rather than stand up to the tiny organization, Biden tucked-tail and jumped ship in such a messy fashion that it lead to dead American servicemen.
Texas Republican Ronny Jackson vowed Monday that Republicans will seek accountability for the Biden administration’s Afghanistan withdrawal.
Jackson promised that the GOP will have a full investigation into Biden’s actions that lead to the disastrously deadly withdrawal.
“Something like this cannot happen and nobody be held accountable for it,” said Jackson.
A year ago today, the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban swept into the Afghan capital of Kabul following the collapse of the country’s elected government.
The last member of the U.S. military left 15 days later, capping almost 20 tumultuous years of American involvement in the central Asian country.
Jackson said the Biden administration “does not want the truth to get out there” regarding the withdrawal as a Republican report accuses the White House of knowingly misleading Americans.
“It led to a colossal failure. We’ve destroyed our reputation abroad. We lost 13 service members in the process. And I think that we have a lot of whistleblowers that have come out that have contributed to this report. I think it’s very accurate. I think it’s very telling. I think it’s only the beginning of what we’re going to find out once we get the house back in January, and we really start oversight into this.”
Jackson said he and his colleagues have been asking since November for officials to testify before Congress and their efforts have been “completely blocked.”
“We will get to the bottom of this, and we will find out what happened to the billions of dollars of weapons that we left behind, all these special immigrant visa applications that were out there. We left these people behind, a lot of them that fled into Iran to keep from being killed by the Taliban,” he told Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt.
Jackson said the pullout, which created a “national security issue,” could have been handled in a more “controlled fashion.”
“The Department of Defense requested 2,500 troops, plus 6,000 NATO troops. We should have left them at Bagram. We could have done this in a logical and controlled fashion. No one would have got killed. And we could have turned this over like it was supposed to be done. But it was done for political reasons. That’s the problem with all of this.”
The U.S. government has evacuated more than 800 American citizens from Afghanistan since the Taliban swept to power and U.S. troops officially left the country last August, according to data provided by House GOP investigators and the State Department.
The data shows that there are still hundreds of Americans trapped in Afghanistan as they continue to struggle to get their families out.