The Biden administration now faces arguably its biggest hurdle, and the world is buzzing about the fall of Afghanistan to Taliban forces. And D.C. has erupted with blame and accusations.
Many lay the whole mess at the feet of President Joe Biden, as many Republican leaders say this represents a gigantic failure on the part of our Commander-in-Chief.
Now, one GOP member has leveled another heavy accusation — and it’s directed toward the House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is the third-highest ranking Republican in the House, and she just released a blistering statement.
Stefanik claims that Pelosi “blocked” her and the rest of the GOP from asking questions about the current military state in Afghanistan. It seems these questions were critical, too.
As an important note, Stefanik reminds everyone that she sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
But her questions were never allowed to be asked, apparently due to Pelosi.
Via The Daily Wire:
This Lame Duck Authoritarian Speaker of the House is shielding a feckless, weak, and failed Commander in Chief and his Administration.
Nancy knows that this is Joe Biden’s Saigon.
There’s no doubt that President Biden will have to do some scrambling now, especially as politicians and experts on both sides of the aisle are demanding answers.
Stefanik wanted to ask several relevant questions regarding America’s role in Afghanistan: specifically, the U.S. military’s assessment of the situation, the cost to U.S. taxpayers, and evacuations.
Here are a few examples of what she’d planned to ask:
How many U.S. citizens do we have left to evacuate? When will that mission be completed?
There is reporting that U.S. is paying vast sums of cash to Taliban in exchange for allowing the evacuation to proceed. Is this true?
What steps are being taken to ensure the billions of reserves in the Afghanistan Bank are not accessed by the Taliban?
This comes after Gen. Mark Milley reportedly told U.S. Senators that terrorist activity would likely resume in Afghanistan now, and they’ve had to “accelerate” that timeline.
In the coming weeks, Republicans will probably continue to slam the Biden administration for dropping the ball.
Many will claim the former administration had a much stronger position on the international field, and it’s Biden’s more lax and evidently weaker stance that allows our enemies to take advantage.
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Former President Donald Trump has already ripped Biden, as has former Vice President Mike Pence and other right-wing military experts.