House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slammed Joe Biden’s leadership at a press briefing held on Tuesday to address the Afghanistan withdrawal deadline.
Earlier this week Biden made the decision not to extend the August 31st deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, despite G-7 and GOP leaders urging him to do otherwise as thousands of Americans and Afghan allies are still trying evacuate Kabul.
As part of his remarks, Rep. McCarthy took aim at a speech Biden delivered to push a multi-trillion dollar infrastructure package while only addressing evacuation efforts for “a few minutes.” The House Minority leader suggested Biden has “turned his back” on American citizens, U.S. allies and his duties as Commander-In-Chief.
Rep. McCarthy stated as follows:
Yesterday, President Biden had an opportunity to address the public and answer questions about the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. Instead, he made us wait a number of hours and then touted a five trillion dollar liberal wishlist that will increase greater inflation and transform our country in the worst way possible.
Then he delivered a few minutes worth of remarks on evacuation efforts, but did not say how many Americans are left stranded. The most embarrassing part though is that he refused to take questions. But he turned his back and walked away — an image that has come to define him and his presidency.
He turned his back on our own citizens stranded in Afghanistan. He turned our back on our allies and partners. He has turned his back on his duties as the Commander-in-Chief. We have a Democrat majority that is following the same path.
REP. KEVIN McCARTHY: "[President Joe Biden] has turned his back on his duties as a commander in chief. We have a Democrat majority that is following the same path." pic.twitter.com/tJ53wQwdWP
— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 25, 2021
In ending, here are some additional related remarks made by Rep. McCarthy on Wednesday while interviewing on Fox News: