After months of stonewalling by the State Department, House GOP will finally be able to view documents relating to Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
House Republicans threatened to charge Secretary of State Antony Blinken with contempt of Congress.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) will visit the State Department this week to read the documents, according to Punchbowl News.
Fox News reported:
House Republicans will be able to view documents this week relating to President Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal after months of stonewalling by the State Department.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, will access the documents at the State Department offices this week after threatening to hit Secretary of State Antony Blinken with a contempt of Congress charge. The document, a dissent cable from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, details any misgivings State Department officials there had with Biden’s withdrawal plans.
McCaul had subpoenaed the document multiple times in the early months of this year, but Blinken had failed to provide it. The State Department instead offered a briefing on the document’s contents, a move McCaul accepted while still demanding to see the document itself.
McCaul will visit the department this week to read the document alongside Rep. Greg Meeks, D-N.Y., the ranking member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, according to Punchbowl News.
Joe Biden has claimed that the Afghanistan withdrawal was an “extraordinary success.” So why the stonewalling?