Joe Biden is losing support by the minute — even from member of his own party.
Members of the U.S. Congress, including many of Joe Biden’s fellow Democrats, said on Tuesday they were increasingly frustrated with events in Afghanistan, vowing to investigate what went wrong.
“The events of recent days have been the culmination of a series of mistakes made by Republican and Democratic administrations over the past 20 years,” Sen. Bob Menendez, Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement.
“We are now witnessing the horrifying result of many years of policy and intelligence failures,” Menendez said.
Horrified & saddened by the chaos engulfing Afghanistan. These recent events are the culmination of a series of mistakes made by Republican & Democratic administrations over the past 20 years. Read my full statement: https://t.co/6EOkArHCjo
— Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@SFRCdems) August 17, 2021
Menendez said his committee would hold a hearing on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan, including negotiations between former Republican President Donald Trump’s administration and the Taliban and the Biden’s administration’s execution of the withdrawal.
Committee Republicans said they wanted Secretary of State Antony Blinken to testify, “to understand why the State Department was so ill prepared for the contingencies unfolding before us,” according to a letter sent to Menendez.
“Updates from the State Department have been inconsistent, lacked important detail, and not be responsive to Members and the American people,” the Republicans wrote.
The date of the hearing was not immediately announced.
Sen. Mark Warner, the Democratic Intelligence Committee chairman, had said on Monday he intended to work with other committees “to ask tough but necessary questions” about why the United States was not better prepared for the collapse of the Afghan government.
Republicans continued their harsh criticism of Biden’s policies.
This is the type of bipartisanship the American people deserve!
Author: Nolan Sheridan
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