McCaul Slams White House For Blaming Trump On Afghanistan Withdrawal

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Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, criticized the Biden White House for framing the military withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021 as organized and blaming Trump for leaving difficult circumstances for the Biden Administration to overcome. McCaul said, “President Biden made the decision to withdraw and even picked the exact date; he is responsible for the massive failures in planning and execution.” John Kirby, White House spokesperson for national security issues, said, “I just don’t buy the whole argument of chaos. It was tough in the first few hours, you would expect it to be.” Trump wrote on Truth Social, “No resignations or firings for the disastrous manner in which we surrendered in Afghanistan.  The military should have left last, when everything else was done and accounted for — NOT FIRST.”