‘Unconditional Surrender’: House GOP Lambasts Biden Over Kabul Bombings, Afghanistan Withdrawal

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Biden’s decisions in regard to Afghanistan saw intense criticism after he ramped up the US troop withdrawal from the country, with backlash increasing following the deadly suicide bombings in Kabul that killed over a dozen American soldiers.

House Republicans slammed US President Joe Biden during a conference call after the Thursday bombings in Hamid Karzai international airport in Kabul, New York Post reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Comments on presidential policy in Afghanistan were unflattering, with House Foreign Affairs Committee ranking member Michael McCaul reportedly calling Biden’s move to continue to pull US troops out of the Middle Eastern nation the “worst presidential foreign policy decision in my lifetime and an unconditional surrender to the Taliban*”. 

McCaul also lashed out at the idea of viewing 31 August as a “red line” for all foreign troops to be withdrawn from the country, declaring, according to The Post, that doing so is “an outright disgrace”.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also offered his grievances, suggesting that US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi reconvene the House back into session so that all lawmakers are briefed on the situation in Afghanistan – something that is not scheduled to happen until 20 September, with Pelosi dismissing the calls to recall members as “empty stunts”.

The Minority leader did not offer support for the resignation of senior administration members or a Biden…

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