Biden ignored the entire contingency plan left in place by President Trump. The blood of those troops is on his hands.
Rep. Cory Mills took aim at Biden for his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan – arguing the president placed “political optics” over military strategy in the chaotic final months of America’s longest war.
“Biden’s administration originally said they’d be out by Sept. 11, trying to utilize this date for political optics above military strategy,” Mills, R-Fla., told Fox News Digital Tuesday.
Mills’ comments come as the House Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to hold its first hearing Wednesday on America’s final days in Afghanistan, which Mills said will be aimed at providing the “transparency and accountability the American people deserve.”
Mills, a veteran of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division who spent seven years in Iraq and nearly three years in Afghanistan, became personally involved in the withdrawal mission.
Biden ignored warnings to keep at least 2,500 troops on the ground in Afghanistan to help with negotiations between Afghanistan and the Taliban. Trump would have never pulled out in a way that left the Taliban with American weapons and equipment or placed American lives in jeopardy.