Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan was a pivotal moment in his presidency. His poll numbers dropped immediately and never really recovered.
The American public was appalled at how it was handled and then things got worse when innocent American soldiers were killed in an airport bombing.
Now Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are finally launching an investigation into the repeal.
Town Hall Report:
The House Oversight Committee has opened an investigation into Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan
“The Biden administration was woefully unprepared to withdraw from Afghanistan, and their decisions in the region directly led to national security and humanitarian disaster,” Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer said in a statement Friday.
“American servicemen and women have lost their lives, Americans have been abandoned, taxpayer dollars are unaccounted for, the Taliban have gained access to military equipment, the progress of Afghan women has been derailed, and the entire area is now under the control of the hostile Taliban,” 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 when Democrats controlled the lower chamber. But now that Republicans have a 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 promised of his committee’s new investigation into the Biden administration. “Each relevant department and agency should be ready to cooperate and provide all requested information. The American people expect nothing less,” Comer added.
It’s the right thing to do.
President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan left 13 brave US servicemen dead, Americans behind enemy lines and military equipment in the hands of the Taliban.
@GOPOoversight will get answers and blame the White House for this disaster. https://t.co/HWYdXek6Eq
– Reputation. Jake LaTurner (@RepLaTurner) February 17, 2023
When Joe Biden blocked the withdrawal from Afghanistan, 13 US soldiers died and countless allies were left behind.
House Republicans vowed to investigate the disaster after Democrats sat quietly and watched.
We keep our promises. Investigation has started. https://t.co/MQv6Z0EVnT
— Rep. Lisa McClain (@RepLisaMcClain) February 17, 2023
The American people deserve to know why it was handled so badly.