The Democrats are getting desperate. They are feeding on their own, but in this case, it’s perfectly understandable. Joe Biden and his minions mucked up the evacuation of Afghanistan so badly that no one wants to defend them with the exception of Jen Psaki and Nancy Pelosi.
In the entire history of this country, no military action has been bungled as badly as Afghanistan was, and never before had we left Americans behind.
With the crucial midterm elections coming up, they cannot afford to be tarred with the same brush and that is why most Democrats are willing to point the finger at Biden, Milley, and Austin.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had been invited to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He refused to show up.
Now, Bob Menendez, the chairman of the committee is threatening to subpoena him if he does not come in voluntarily.
Menendez, the committee chairman, said:
“I’m very disappointed that Secretary Austin declined our request to testify today.”
“I expect the secretary will avail himself to the committee in the near future and if he does not, I may consider the use of committee subpoena power to compel him and others over the course of these last 20 years to testify.”
“A full accounting of the U.S. response to this crisis is not complete without the pentagon, especially when it comes to understanding the complete collapse of the U.S.-trained and funded Afghan military. His decision not to appear before the committee will affect my personal judgment on the Department of Defense nominees.”
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Menendez also asked the Biden administration “to remain focused on Afghanistan” and that the “world bear witness and take action” against political and religious abuses from the Taliban. The senator also said the response from the White House throughout the Afghanistan withdrawal has “often been vague or contradictory.”
The Senate Armed Services Committee has also invited Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to attend an open hearing in order to answer questions about the Afghanistan withdrawal.
The secretary of state’s testimony on the Afghanistan withdrawal follows his Sept. 5-8 trip to Doha, Qatar, and Ramstein, Germany. The State Department described the trip as a way for Blinken to thank American allies.