Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) on Tuesday slammed President Joe Biden for seeking praise for the “collapse of Afghanistan, which was caused by his actions.”
“When President Biden says ‘the buck stops with me,’ he is demanding credit for a self-perceived success,” Mast wrote in a press release on the same day Biden dubbed the Afghan evacuation an “extraordinary success.”
Biden “refuses to take responsibility for allowing himself and his Administration to be intimidated into retreat, negotiation, and ultimately, surrender to terrorists in Afghanistan,” he outlined.
His view was reinforced when White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked Tuesday if Biden had learned anything from the deadly evacuation that killed 13 U.S. service members, Psaki deflected and did not name one area Biden could have improved.
Instead of taking responsibility, Mast noted, Biden’s sought “praise for his impotent and paralyzed response to the collapse of Afghanistan, which was caused by