(USA Features) Rep. Dan Crenshaw explained Wednesday during an interview on “Fox & Friends” how Democrats already appear set to move beyond Afghanistan including a refusal to acknowledge what he says were major mistakes made by the Biden administration during last week’s pullout, including the death of 13 U.S. military personnel.
The Texas Republican, himself a former U.S. Navy SEAL wounded in Afghanistan, said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that she and members of her party are pushing away from any type of accountability regarding Afghanistan and especially the suicide attack that left 11 Marines, two U.S. Army soldiers, and a Navy corpsman dead, as well as the Biden administration’s abandonment of American citizens in the country, billions in military equipment and weapons, and military working dogs to boot.
In fact, he said, the Democrats are looking to push away from the debacle that they refuse to go along with allowing votes for things such as not recognizing the Taliban, which is a terrorist group, and for getting the remaining American citizens out of Afghanistan.
“Leading up to this, we’ve tried everything we could. We tried to get the Biden administration to not engage in such a silly plan, right? We tried to prevent this from happening. That didn’t work,” Crenshaw said.
“As they followed through with it, we tried to get them to fix it,” he said.
“You know, Republicans were on the House floor yesterday asking for unanimous consent that we vote on a bill that would simply demand that the administration give us a plan for getting Americans out, getting our equipment out, and not recognize the Taliban,” he added.
“There was nothing partisan about that at all. But Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats refused to even allow a vote on it,” he said.
“They want no accountability whatsoever. They don’t even want to fix the problem or admit that there is a problem. So now we’re moving into the accountability phase,” Crenshaw explained.
“That’s going to be difficult because we’re in the minority, Democrats in the majority. They might have some show hearings, but they really have no intention, as they’ve already shown, of holding this administration accountable,” he added.
Reports on Tuesday also noted that Pelosi and Democrats even refused to allow the names of the 13 American service members killed to be read into the congressional record following a moment of silence to honor them.
The refusal led other Republicans to speculate that the real intention was to memory hole the incident.
“How badly do Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats want to cover up this Afghanistan debacle?” Rep. Carlos Giminez, R-Fla., tweeted.
“They just blocked Members of Congress from reading the names of the service members who sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan last week,” he wrote.
“Don’t you think our military deserves better?”
The Floridian reported that Rep. Brian Mast, another Florida Republican and a combat vet who was wounded in Afghanistan, also railed at the California Democrat.
“We gaveled in, had a prayer, said the Pledge of Allegiance, took a moment of silence with pretty much all Republican veterans, then asked to be recognized to read names and bring up Afghanistan legislation,” he said.
Fellow Florida Republican Rep. Greg Steube was also angered by Pelosi’s decision.
“House Democrats just refused to recognize Republican veterans on the House Floor to read the names of our fallen service members in Afghanistan,” he tweeted.
“That’s how far our nation has fallen.”