Meghan McCain went to Twitter on Friday to criticize Vice President Joe Biden’s plan to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, calling the Taliban’s recent territory advances “very disgusting.”
McCain, who just wrapped up a four-year tenure as a co-host on “The View,” voiced her displeasure with the present situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban now hold half of the country’s 34 provincial capitals as the rebel organization moves closer to Kabul.
“Even if you believed leaving Afghanistan was the correct choice,” the conservative pundit said, “this is a reckless, hazardous, blundering, and humiliating retreat.”
“We killed our interpreters, women, children, and individuals who had assisted us for 20 years, and our president simply put a lid on it until Wednesday,” she said.
Meghan McCain Bombards Joe Biden With Twits
“Democrats like to wax lyrical a lot about what my dad would have done and said (most of the time recreating some strange dream of who he was),” McCain, daughter of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), said in a follow-up tweet.
“Let me tell you one goddamn thing,” she said, “he would be screaming in public and to President Biden over this Afghanistan pullout.” “Raging.”
In another tweet, she added, “This is an extremely terrible time for our nation.” “This government is a disgrace.”
“May God bless our friends as well as the Afghan women and children,” McCain said. (photo courtesy of Twitter)
The conservative pundit and author went on to claim that Afghanistan is approaching a “ISIS 3.0” era, urging her supporters to “give credit to the Biden administration.”
McCain had previously voiced reservations about the US military withdrawal, stating on “The View” in April that she was “extremely dubious” of what would happen if the troops were to leave.
Cindy McCain, McCain’s mother, has been nominated by Biden to be the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, and her candidacy has just been submitted to the Senate.
Meghan McCain’s remarks add to the chorus of conservatives who have chastised the government in recent days for the hasty departure of US troops. In response to the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries have ordered significant numbers of their ambassadors to leave the country.
The Biden administration said this week that it would deploy 3,000 more soldiers to assist with the evacuation of US diplomats and allies.
Democrats have defended Biden’s decision to withdraw troops in recent days, with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) saying on the Senate floor, “Staying one more year in Afghanistan means we stay forever, because if 20 years of arduous training and equipping of Afghan security forces had this little impact on their ability to fight, then another 50 years wouldn’t change anything.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) advocated for airstrikes against the Taliban and assistance for Afghan troops on Friday, claiming that the security danger to the US “would undoubtedly increase” and that the “humanitarian cost to innocent Afghans will be devastating.”
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