Three important Democrats had some bad news for Joe Biden
Joe Biden is facing a scenario he had yet to encounter in his first seven months in office.
Now Biden is under fire from his own party.
And three important Democrats had some bad news for Joe Biden.
Senate Democrats sense the political peril Joe Biden’s embarrassment in Afghanistan placed them in.
Three key Democrat Committee Chairs were out with statements blasting the Biden administration for failing to properly plan for withdrawing American troops out of Afghanistan and calling for hearings to grill Biden administration officials for their failures.
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez of New Jersey called Biden out for falsely claiming the administration prepared for every contingency.
“I am disappointed that the Biden administration clearly did not accurately assess the implications of a rapid U.S. withdrawal,” Menendez stated. “We are now witnessing the horrifying results of many years of policy and intelligence failures.”
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia echoed the criticism of Biden claiming they planned for all eventualities.
Warner said Congress needed to “ask tough but necessary questions about why we weren’t better prepared for a worst-case scenario involving such a swift and total collapse of the Afghan government and security forces.”
Finally, Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jack Reed of Rhode Island demanded to know “what went wrong in Afghanistan.”
Reed tore into the Biden administration for “failures of intelligence, diplomacy and a lack of imagination as we transitioned military forces from the country.”
These represent the first cracks in Biden’s support with Democrats.
And they will turn into a flood if the situation on the ground in Afghanistan deteriorates and the administration fails to evacuate all Americans by the self-imposed August 31 deadline.