Biden’s Shameful Afghanistan Failure on Full Display in House Hearing

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President Joe Biden reviews remarks he will deliver about the situation in Afghanistan, Thursday, August 19, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee conducted its first hearing of the 118th Congress on Wednesday, calling witnesses to answer questions on the Biden administration’s disastrous and deadly evacuation from Afghanistan in 2021. After 18 months of denials and obfuscation from the president and his top lieutenants, Americans finally began to get some answers about the leadership failures that led to one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history.

Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) kicked things off with a scathing set of remarks directed at President Biden, accusing him and other administration officials of acting “against the advice of his top generals and the intelligence community” and then “[spending] the next four months ignoring …

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