President Joe Biden has yet to accept responsibility for his botched Afghanistan withdrawal, and Republicans may be letting him off the political hook by apportioning blame to his underlings.
But as Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin testify before Congress this week regarding the 20-year war’s chaotic end, Republicans have trailed their political fire onto Blinken — helping Biden sidestep some of the culpability before next year’s midterm elections.
Republicans, such as Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, called for Biden’s impeachment shortly after the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan last month. But that clamoring has been replaced with calls for Blinken to resign amid his testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee and its Senate counterpart.
“The past two days of hearings have only affirmed Antony Blinken’s ineptitude to serve as secretary of state and cemented Joe Biden’s abysmal reputation