Where’s Joe Biden?
Over the weekend, Biden disappeared from Washington, D.C. as he preemptively withdrew U.S. troops from Afghanistan and allowed Taliban militants to overrun Kabul and take over the region.
This put the lives of American citizens in serious jeopardy at the embassy. The flag was taken down and the U.S. ambassador reportedly fled. The Taliban will very likely terrorize its own people, especially women and girls. They will likely kill anyone who helped us.
Biden left D.C. to go to Camp David, which is the presidential retreat. Biden was slammed for being “in hiding” and “on vacation” while the dire situation unfolded in Afghanistan.
Senator Tom Cotton immediately called the president out, saying “Why is Joe Biden in hiding?”
“He should immediately address the nation and answer for the catastrophic situation in Afghanistan,” Cotton conintueConference calls between cabinet secretaries and senators don’t cut it in a crisis,” Sen Tom Cotton (R-AR) said.
Cotton, who graduated from Harvard College as well as Harvard Law School, also served infantry officer in June and rose to the rank of captain before being honorably discharged in 2009. He served two tours in the U.S. Army — one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. Cotton was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Rep. Jim Jordan echoed Cotton’s remark by saying, “America’s in crisis. Afghanistan’s in chaos. Why’s Joe Biden on vacation?”
Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) said, “On the conference call briefing for members of Congress with Biden officials. It’s clear the Biden administration was caught unprepared, didn’t anticipate this catastrophe and the President is hiding & asleep at the wheel.”
This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on the draw down of our civilian personnel in Afghanistan, evacuations of SIV applicants and other Afghan allies, and the ongoing security situation in Kabul. pic.twitter.com/U7IpK3Hyj8
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 15, 2021
More from Daily Wire:
Biden ordered a complete pullout of the U.S. from Afghanistan in April. In the past week, the Taliban has conquered multiple major cities across the country and entered the nation’s capital of Kabul. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled on Sunday morning, all but sealing the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
While the Taliban have blitzed across Afghanistan in the wake of U.S. military forces pulling out, Biden has been absent from Washington. The president left the capital on Thursday for Camp David, the presidential retreat, and has been there since. Biden, notably, did not take questions from reporters about Afghanistan before he left…
Biden defended himself in a statement released on Saturday as the Taliban were closing in on the capital city of Kabul. In the 600-word statement, he announced an additional surge of U.S. troops into Afghanistan to facilitate that American pullout and several other steps the U.S. is taking to avoid American casualties. Biden also blamed former President Donald Trump for the chaos of the U.S. pulling out of Afghanistan.
“When I came to office, I inherited a deal cut by my predecessor—which he invited the Taliban to discuss at Camp David on the eve of 9/11 of 2019—that left the Taliban in the strongest position militarily since 2001 and imposed a May 1, 2021 deadline on U.S. Forces. Shortly before he left office, he also drew U.S. Forces down to a bare minimum of 2,500,” Biden said.
“Therefore, when I became President, I faced a choice—follow through on the deal, with a brief extension to get our Forces and our allies’ Forces out safely, or ramp up our presence and send more American troops to fight once again in another country’s civil conflict.”
“I was the fourth President to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan—two Republicans, two Democrats. I would not, and will not, pass this war onto a fifth.”