The high Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee mentioned Tuesday it’s sadly ironic {that a} Marine lieutenant colonel was being held within the brig at a Jacksonville, N.C., base for talking “truth” in opposition to the failures of his superiors, whereas no officers additional up the chain have been held accountable for his or her a number of and persevering with failures in regard to Afghanistan.

Ranking Member Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, instructed “The Story” that President Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdrawal must be rated an “F” by way of the evacuation, as dozens of Americans stay stranded below Taliban rule within the war-torn nation.

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While Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr., a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, was launched from the brig at Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, N.C., under terms of an agreement between him, his counsel, the commanding common and coaching command, McCaul mentioned he by no means ought to have been there within the first place.

Scheller has since been fired from his command at Lejeune, and a listening to has reportedly been delayed until next week.

“I think it’s ironic that this … Marine is facing charges for speaking the truth about his government that they let him down, that they failed the American people and the Afghan people in this evacuation –  and yet nobody is held accountable in this administration,” McCaul instructed host Martha MacCallum.

“I have launched an investigation into what happened. How did in get so bad and so wrong? We have an active investigation going on.”


McCaul added he’s hopeful that his committee’s chairman, Rep. Gregory Meeks of Queens, N.Y. will work with him in his probe, citing what he mentioned to be 150 years of procedural privilege in that regard.

“The fact is, people need to be held accountable. The American people want the truth in terms of what happened. We have hundreds of Americans left behind. Our partners left behind. Thousands of green card holders left behind. Our Afghan partners are now — that risk their lives – are now probably going to be executed,” McCaul predicted.