Tuesday, the Mississippi U.S. Senator participated in closed briefings on the Afghanistan withdrawal earlier than talking with the press.
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS), a senior member of the Senate Armed Providers Committee, at this time joined his colleagues to share an replace on the scenario in Afghanistan following a closed briefing that includes Gen. Austin Scott Miller, the previous Commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.
Wicker mentioned there was no option to put a fairly face on the scenario in Afghanistan, saying it quantities to essentially the most shameful abandonment of mates in American historical past. He added that the Taliban stays a harmful terrorist regime.
“The individual liable for this, the worst international coverage debacle in a long time and a long time is President Joe Biden and the diplomatic and nationwide safety staff he put collectively,” Wicker mentioned. “In the present day we heard testimony in categorized setting from Basic Miller who had been in Afghanistan for a complete of seven plus years…. We all know that what President Biden did was opposite to the recommendation of senior army management, similar to the final.”
The Senate Armed Providers Committee has announced two open Afghanistan oversight hearings for September 28 and September 30 that includes testimony from Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Protection; Basic Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees; Basic Kenneth McKenzie, Commander of U.S. Central Command; and a panel of exterior specialists.
Watch Senator Wicker’s assertion beneath.