He’s not messing around.
Sen. Tom Cotton slammed Secretary of State Antony Blinken and President Joe Biden for their part in the Afghanistan withdrawal. He stated that Blinken refuses to blame the President for the crisis and for leaving Americans behind in the country.
Cotton stated that Blinken “has spent the last two days blaming everyone for the debacle in Afghanistan except for the person who bears the blame — Joe Biden.”
“You know, Tony Blinken has spent the last two days blaming everyone for the debacle in Afghanistan except for the person who bears the blame — Joe Biden,” Cotton emphasized. “And that’s because Tony Blinken has been a long-time aid and yes man to Joe Biden. It’s not surprising he came up there and defended the president’s claim that this was some kind of extraordinary success, as the president called it.”
He continued, “I wouldn’t say it’s an extraordinary success when we lost 13 Americans to a suicide bomber when our military had to evacuate over 100,000 people doing a great job on the ground. A job they never should have been called to do because of the disorganized and ill-planned evacuation that they had to conduct because Tony Blinken’s Statement Department, which let’s remember, is responsible for that kind of drawdown and evacuation of civilians, had not properly planned and organized for it.”