Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan was a political disaster for Joe Biden, whose poll numbers plummeted immediately and have not fully recovered since.
His failure to orchestrate an orderly withdrawal further marks a presidency plagued by crises.
Things got much worse when 13 innocent American soldiers were killed in the bombing at the airport.
Now Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are finally launching an investigation of the disastrous withdrawal.
Americans deserve an explanation of how it could have been handled so poorly.
“The Biden Administration was tragically unprepared for the Afghanistan withdrawal and their decisions in the region directly resulted in a national security and humanitarian catastrophe,” Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said in a statement on Friday.
“U.S. servicemen and women lost their lives, Americans were abandoned, taxpayer dollars are unaccounted for, the Taliban gained access to military equipment, progress for Afghan women was derailed, and the entire area is now under hostile Taliban control,” Comer continued. “The American people deserve answers and the Biden Administration’s ongoing obstruction of this investigation is unacceptable.”
The Biden administration has previously withheld information from Republican members of the House Oversight Committee while Democrats controlled the lower chamber. But now that Republicans have their majority, the president and his administration won’t be able to avoid answering questions or turning over documents.
“With the power of the gavel, Oversight Republicans are determined to provide answers, transparency, and accountability,” Comer pledged of his committee’s newest investigation into the Biden administration. “Every relevant department and agency should be prepared to cooperate and provide all requested information. The American people expect nothing less,” Comer added.