Many Republicans are criticizing President Joe Biden and his administration for the way he handled the situation in Afghanistan, more so now following a suicide bombing incident that took place outside Kabul’s international airport.
The bombing resulted in the death of 10 U.S. service members – at least 4 of which were Marines – with dozens of other people sustaining injuries.
More People Slam the Biden Administration Following a Suicide Bombing Incident in Afghanistan
On Twitter, Rep. Dan Crenshaw expressed his dismay about the situation. He urged the president to “fix the mess you created” and to stop running away from it. He pointed out that the U.S. is still at war and that Biden didn’t end that war. Instead, he said the president only gave “the enemy new advantage.” Crenshaw then urged Biden to “Go on offense,” show superiority, and to remain in the said middle-eastern country until all Americans and allies are safe.
Mr. President, fix the mess you created. Stop running from it. We are still at war. You didn’t “end the war,” you just gave the enemy new advantage. Go on offense, establish superiority, and don’t leave until all our citizens and allies are safe. https://t.co/htKFMQ0Y0k
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 26, 2021
A second explosion also reportedly happened close to the Baron Hotel, which is near the airport.
The bouts of violence have pushed others to echo Crenshaw’s criticism against the Biden administration because of how it’s handling the harrowing situation in Afghanistan. Many are also sending their prayers to the American military personnel who are on the ground.
This despicable terrorist attack against innocent civilians at the Kabul airport, which injured American Marines, is a reminder of the depravity the world faces from Afghanistan.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 26, 2021
Please pray for the safety of all of our troops, American citizens, and Afghan allies at the Kabul airport right now. https://t.co/eOj2uoCgun
— Rep. Vicky Hartzler (@RepHartzler) August 26, 2021
On Thursday, Florida’s Rep. Scott Franklin, who formerly served as a Naval aviator, told Fox News that the attack did not surprise him.
He did admit that it was hard to witness everything unfold, but he wasn’t surprised. He said the ISIS-K and all the groups in that part of the world were “all intertwined, all interrelated,” and that “they feed off of one another.”
The Florida representative further stated that he was unsure of what they can do to help Americans get out with all the chaos ensuing. He was also unsure if the suicide bombings would reoccur and described the situation there as “a damn mess.”
Many critics have slammed Biden for the past week when he decided to not extend the August 31 deadline of pulling out American troops from Afghanistan. Rep. Michael McCaul even said Biden would “have blood on his hands.”
On Tuesday, during a press briefing, McCaul claimed that there is no way the U.S. can get every American and ally out of Afghanistan by August 31. He described the situation as “an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions.” McCaul also thinks this would remain as a stain on Biden’s presidency forever, given what he decided to do. He added that the president “will have blood on his hands, people are gonna die.”