Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., torched President Joe Biden over his disconnection with navy leaders throughout an interview on “Fox & Friends First” Wednesday, calling the hole a “Grand Canyon-sized gulf.”
His remarks come after prime generals, Mark Milley, Kenneth McKenzie, and Lloyd Austin testified on Capitol Hill, contradicting the commander-in-chief, over the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“I’ve never seen a Grand Canyon-size gulf between the commander in chief and his generals as we’re seeing unfold, and I think you’ll see it today with the House Armed Services Committee,” Waltz predicted.
“We had Biden say on national television he wasn’t advised, nobody told him to leave troops.”
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The Biden administration got here beneath hearth on Tuesday after Gen. Milley and Gen. McKenzie stated they really useful 2,500 troops keep in Afghanistan regardless of Biden’s declare he has no recollection of the recommendation.
“He ignored military advice, he’s ignoring Congress, and he’s ignoring the American people who do not think that this was the big resounding success that he does,” Waltz instructed hosts Todd Piro and Jillian Mele.
“I think the biggest thing is Biden standing before the nation and saying this was a huge success, record airlift,” stated Waltz. “Well, I can guarantee you the Americans left behind that are still there don’t think it’s a success.”
There are nonetheless Americans and U.S. allies stranded in Afghanistan, now weeks after the exit befell, though it stays unclear precisely how many individuals are nonetheless trapped.
Private teams, together with many veterans teams, have been main the cost in serving to each Americans and U.S. allies escape the Taliban-controlled nation.
“I was just yesterday dealing with an 80-year-old American couple who are still stuck there and we’re trying to get out across a border,” stated Waltz. “So I don’t know, again, if he’s clueless, heartless or what’s going on in the White House.”
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