(USA Features) House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted President Joe Biden over the ongoing disastrous pullout from Afghanistan, imploring him to provide answers to the country that tens of millions of Americans are clamoring for.
In particular, McCarthy, a California Republican, laid out a series of questions he believes the president should answer as thousands of Americans remain trapped in the country behind checkpoints established by Taliban militants.
“Dear Mr. President: You have avoided responsibility—and blamed just about everyone else—for the most embarrassing failure on the world stage in decades,” the California Republican tweeted.
“You owe the American people answers for what is happening in Afghanistan,” McCarthy said.
The GOP leader first asked, “How many Americans have you abandoned in Afghanistan? Will you commit to getting each and every one of them out safely?”
Next, he challenged Biden, “There must be a full investigation into your botched withdrawal. What is your plan to account for U.S. weaponry that has been seized by the Taliban?”
Dear Mr. President:
You have avoided responsibility—and blamed just about everyone else—for the most embarrassing failure on the world stage in decades.
You owe the American people answers for what is happening in Afghanistan.
— Kevin McCarthy
Third, the House minority leader queried, “More than 5,000 suspected terrorists have been released from Afghan prisons. How are you going to secure America’s southern border and ensure they don’t cross into our country?”
The Twitter post came after a letter from McCarthy to Biden on Wednesday stating, “It is of the utmost importance that the U.S. Government account for all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan and provide the necessary information and means of departure to all those Americans who desire to leave the country.”
“We all share in the desire to see Americans safely returned home, and we hope to gain clarity as to the means and methods for accomplishing that goal,” the letter continued.
McCarthy then tweeted Monday: “To the troops who endured deployments to the region and gold star families who lost a loved one fighting in Afghanistan: our country stands with you now and always.”
“You did all you were asked to do.
“We are forever indebted to your sacrifices—you make your nation proud.”