McCarthy and three other state representatives condemned Biden’s steadfast position on his disastrous withdrawal.
In his address on Tuesday, Biden declared that the war has come to an end after two decades, stirring differing reactions across the country. “My fellow Americans, the war in Afghanistan is now over,” he said with pride.
The speech also includes the President being firm about his belief on the withdrawal – it was the right decision. According to him, every war is bound to casualties, seemingly disregarding the lives that were lost.
WATCH: @POTUS Biden is fiercely defending his decision to end the war in #Afghanistan, saying that 90% of Americans who wanted to leave got out. Our @CBSEveningNews report from the White House for Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/jtvUdjRl9G— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) August 31, 2021
“The bottom line is, there is no evacuation from the end of a war that you could run without the kinds of complexities, challenges, and threats we face,” Biden explained, which earned condemnation from some of the state representatives, including the House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
“I believe there should be accountability for what I see is probably the biggest failure in the American government on a military stage in my lifetime,” McCarthy said.
Additionally, Biden’s disastrous decision triggered criticism from other lawmakers, including Daniel Crenshaw, Michael Waltz, and Mike Gallagher.
Crenshaw demands simple “common sense” about the situation. “Accountability of what’s there, accountability of who’s there, and then a plan for how we’re going get them out,” he pointed out.
“We ended no wars yesterday. We are still at war.”
“We ended no wars yesterday. We are still at war.” –@repDanCrenshaw on Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/mX2uCxpc9n— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) August 31, 2021
Similarly, Waltz stressed the importance of the Biden administration fulfilling their duties and taking responsibility for their actions. “People are dying, and you all need to do your jobs for accountability,” told Waltz.
He also reminded: “We do not let terrorists dictate the time, place, and the method in which we get our people out.”
“We do not let terrorists dictate the time, place, and the method in which we get our people out." – @MicahelgWaltz pic.twitter.com/0Jr6EYsp0I— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) September 1, 2021
Representative Gallagher, on the other hand, urges Congress to introduce legislation to free Americans who were left in Afghanistan and to assure that the United States is “not paying ransom to terrorists.”
Rep. Gallagher after House Democrats blocked his bill to help save Americans in Afghanistan: "This isn’t a news cycle to be managed. This isn't a narrative to be spun. This is a matter of life and death. We don't leave our people behind." pic.twitter.com/8Ik4JvEjmI— Rep. Gallagher Press Office (@RepGallagher) August 31, 2021
“It is time for Congress to step up,” he added.
“It is time for Congress to step up.” – @RepGallagher pic.twitter.com/HwteBlCWq3— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) September 1, 2021
Reactions to Congress' Condemnation of Biden
Defending leaving Americans? What a joke! https://t.co/tHxMFnYi4z— Bill Brewster (@Billbrewster_nc) September 1, 2021
@potus is a piece of 💩 . . . he is blaming the Americans he abandoned . . . dirt bag . . .#CNN #MSNBC #FoxNews #abcnews #cbsnews #nbcnews @CNN @MSNBC @FoxNews @abcnews @cbsnews @nbcnews #FoxNewsPrimetime @HeyTammyBruce https://t.co/IDGk32gUJE— Delictum 🆒 (@delictum) August 31, 2021
The @SecBlinken’s report telling us the withdrawal from Afghanistan is successful is not just false & lie but also shows us his disrespect to Americans in understanding what’s going on! @RepDanCrenshaw is one of the republican congressmen that I have a due respect for! https://t.co/lwzxGywUNj— Sol, MD, Orthodox Christian, Doctor of My Soul! ☦️ (@DrSolMD) September 1, 2021