Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he has been “amazed at how badly” the first six months of President Joe Biden’s term has gone, citing growing problems both foreign and domestic.
“The border is in chaos. Afghanistan is teetering. China is rearing its head. Inflation is growing because we’re spending so much money that’s not paid for,” Graham said in an interview with Fox News. “You see lawlessness in the streets, the cops do not feel supported.”
Graham blasted Biden for pledging to withdraw the last U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11 — already, some 90% have left — and said he will send the president a letter soon to ask him to reassess U.S. involvement. Since Biden’s announcement, there has been a surge in violence led by Taliban forces, who have driven Afghan forces from at least 50 of the nation’s 370 districts, Fox reported.
“It is not in America’s interest for the Taliban to take over Afghanistan,” Graham said Tuesday.