U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) on Tuesday announced that he has joined his fellow freshman Republican colleagues in calling on President Joe Biden to detail plans for the evacuation of Americans and allies of the United States from Afghanistan, as well as to brief Congress on how the administration plans to prevent Jihadists from using the fallen country as a base from which to carry out terror plots.
The first letter was led by House Armed Services Committee ranking member Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), and the second was a freshman class letter led by Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-OK).
Unbelievable. Our first priority should be ensuring the safety and security of every American in Afghanistan, but the Biden Administration refuses to commit to doing so. https://t.co/SdpzWk0r4X
— Rep. Jerry Carl (@RepJerryCarl) August 17, 2021
“President Biden’s hasty, failed withdrawal from Afghanistan is one of the most embarrassing things I’ve seen in my lifetime,” said Carl. “This horrible blunder has sent a clear message to our allies, as well as our enemies, across the world that the Biden Administration cannot be trusted to uphold its promises and stand with our allies.”
He concluded, “I join countless colleagues in urging President Biden to return from vacation and immediately brief Congress on the Administration’s plan to ensure the safety and security of American citizens and American allies in Afghanistan, while also ensuring this short-sighted and poorly executed withdrawal does not create an opportunity for terrorists to capitalize on the instability in Afghanistan. The world is watching, and it’s time for President Biden to be a leader.”
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) has also signed the letter.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL