House Minority Chief Rep. Kevin McCarthy is blasting President Biden for “turning his back” on his presidential responsibilities as the commander-in-chief — as thousands of Us residents and allies continue to be stranded in Afghanistan with much less than 7 days right before the deadline for troops to be out.
“He produced us wait a selection of hours and then touted a $5 trillion liberal wishlist that will raise larger inflation and completely transform our nation in the worst way doable,” McCarthy explained in the course of a press briefing on Wednesday, referring to Biden’s remarks Tuesday evening.
“The most embarrassing component though, was that he refused to just take queries, and he turned his back again and walked away — an image that has arrive to outline him and his presidency,” the California Republican mentioned.
“He turned his again on our have citizens stranded in Afghanistan, he’s turned our back again on our allies and companions, he’s turned his again on his duties as commander in chief,” McCarthy continued.
Biden on Tuesday stated he would abide by his deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan by Aug. 31 — in light-weight of the Taliban warning that any work to increase the evacuation procedure would be regarded a “red line” and would provoke “consequences.”
The President added, nonetheless, that he has requested defense officers to set alongside one another “contingency plans” for preserving American forces on the floor in Afghanistan outside of the stop of this month, in the celebration that there are nonetheless folks who have not been rescued.