EXCLUSIVE: Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark., laid into President Biden for spending his weekend on the beach while Americans are nonetheless stranded in Afghanistan.
Cotton campaigned in Iowa this weekend on behalf of Republicans in the Hawkeye State, the place he sat down with Fox News for an distinctive interview that touched on Afghanistan, the border disaster, the 2024 election and extra.
The president’s weekend trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is “adding embarrassment” to “humiliation,” Cotton acknowledged.
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“I think it’s an embarrassment. Simply adding embarrassment to the humiliation of Joe Biden’s reckless abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan,” the Republican senator acknowledged.
“He made a decision to get our troops out of Afghanistan by September 11, which he thought was a politically symbolic date,” Cotton continued. “But it was a tactically disastrous date right in the middle of the fighting season as the Taliban had geared up to fight again.”
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“And the symbolism turned out to be the Taliban flag flying over what once was the American embassy,” the senator added.
Cotton furthermore charged Biden with “adding insult to that injury by breaking his word” to the Americans who’re at present “stranded” in Afghanistan after the navy left earlier than evacuating them.
“To say nothing of all the green card holders and their families, and Afghans who served alongside our troops, and who were vetted and approved to immigrate to America – who were left behind in Afghanistan, as well – while he also brought, apparently, thousands of Afghans who had no discernible connection to America or no right to immigrate here under our laws,” Cotton acknowledged.
The White House declined to the contact upon the senator’s criticism of the administration’s lethal Afghanistan withdrawal that noticed 13 American service members killed in a Kabul suicide bombing final month.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can uncover him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.
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