Republicans Look to Capitalize on Biden Afghan Fiasco in 2022

News Analysis In a press conference Tuesday morning led by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), House Republicans blasted the Biden administration for its handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, presaging likely Republican focuses in the 2022 midterm elections. Scalise began by blasting Biden’s handling of the ongoing situation, saying it has now devolved to the point that the government is concerned about whether or not it will be able to get U.S. citizens out of the country. “They say it’s not happening, they say people aren’t stranded,” Scalise said. But it is, he insisted, saying that Americans are actively being hunted in Afghanistan. Scalise handed the microphone to Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Banks said that beyond the Americans and American allies trapped in Afghanistan, the Taliban had taken control of $80 billion worth of U.S. equipment, including “night vision goggles, body armor, and, unbelievably, biometric …Read More

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