Multiple Republican House members sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Wednesday to investigate the failed plan to exit Afghanistan.
Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (CA); Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers (AL); and Michael McCaul (TX) sent the letter to Biden regarding the issue.
“The ongoing chaos in Afghanistan profoundly concerns the American people. The horrifying scenes on the ground and the resulting erosion of America’s worldwide geostrategic position raise troubling questions about your administration’s ability to competently manage a major foreign crisis,” they wrote.”
“As elected officials, our primary duty is to protect the American people. Thus, we were shocked to hear White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki declare that no Americans are stranded in Afghanistan,” they added.
“We implore you to acknowledge that, in fact, thousands of Americans remain stranded in Afghanistan, and to do all in your power to locate and evacuate these U.S. citizens. Our nation has no higher priority at this moment in history,” they concluded.
McCaul tweeted following a radio interview on Afghanistan that, “POTUS’ reckless #Afghanistan withdrawal is one of the worst foreign policy mistakes to be made in American history. The threat of terrorism will rise to a pre 9/11 state and Biden will have blood on his hands.”
.@POTUS’ reckless #Afghanistan withdrawal is one of the worst foreign policy mistakes to be made in American history. The threat of terrorism will rise to a pre 9/11 state and Biden will have blood on his hands.
— Michael McCaul (@RepMcCaul) August 20, 2021
The military review is necessary both to review what went wrong and to investigate how to stop future efforts that would increase the risk of terror to Americans.