Republican lawmakers pledged to make the Biden administration responsible for the tragedy that transpired in Afghanistan; this is a disaster that was a result of the poorly executed withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country which left 13 U.S. service military and 179 Afghan civilians dead.
In addition to this, the president likewise bragged about his decision to fully remove all troops, despite the fact that over 250 Americans are stuck in the war-torn region.
A leading group of conservative House Republicans are calling on President Biden and key members of his Cabinet to resign in the wake of the U.S.’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.https://t.co/5IjkhvEP7h
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) September 1, 2021
Republican lawmakers wants to rescue Americans left stranded by Biden administration in Afghanistan
In order to control the upsetting consequences of Biden’s hasty withdrawal, Republican lawmakers are pushing for a bill that will help Americans left stranded in Afghanistan. The bill likewise aimed to make Biden and officials under his administration responsible for the disaster that transpired.
Furthermore, the bill seeks for the Taliban not to be recognized as the legitimate government in Afghanistan; it also pushes to prevent any aid or assistance to the Taliban forces.
Republican Representative Mike Gallagher, who authored the bill, noted that the Biden administration left Americans stranded in the war-torn nation. In addition to this, they also left modern weaponry in the hands of the Taliban.
Gallagher said that the military equipment left in Afghanistan was the kind of weaponry that the Taliban never had in the past and they are pleased about it. On top of that, the Biden administration also left the U.S. border open.
Republicans slammed Democrats for their failure to support the bill
Gallagher emphasized how Democrats failed to vote for the bill after they publicly and previously asked for the same objectives. Gallagher noted that the content of the bill is exactly what the Democrat lawmakers were asking for.
They likewise asked the administration to break the August 31 deadline in order to save the hundreds of Americans still stuck in the country. However, during the moment of truth, all Democrats on the House floor voted against the bill. Gallagher noted that they are more concerned about the passage of Bernie Sanders’ budget.
On the other hand, Democrat lawmakers, particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were criticized for not attending the moment of silence for the death of 13 U.S. service members.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) was joined on House floor by GOP Ldr McCarthy & other Republicans,where he attempted to ask unanimous consent for House to pass his bill requiring WH plan to bring Americans still in Afghanistan back to US, but was not recognized before House adjourned. pic.twitter.com/Bh7RXPYjhd
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) August 31, 2021
Republican lawmakers are also asking for other Biden officials (such as Lloyd Austin, the Secretary of Defense, and Anthony Blinken, the Secretary of State) to resign from their duties in the wake of the “overwhelming failure” of management in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Republican Representative Clay Higgins likewise added that if the president still has any lasting respect for the 50 years of service he gave to the country, he should now resign and help the nation to heal.
Biden should unite Americans to get past the nightmare that he created.