Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney'You're a joke': Greene clashes with Cheney, Raskin on House floor The 9 Republicans who voted to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress Cheney reveals GOP's Banks claimed he was Jan. 6 panel's ranking member MORE (R-Wyo.) is blasting both the Trump and Biden administrations as a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan's central government appears to be imminent.
"The Trump/Biden calamity unfolding in Afghanistan began with the Trump administration negotiating with terrorists and pretending they were partners for peace, and is ending with American surrender as Biden abandons the country to our terrorist enemies," Cheney tweeted on Saturday.
The Trump/Biden calamity unfolding in Afghanistan began with the Trump administration negotiating with terrorists and pretending they were partners for peace, and is ending with American surrender as Biden abandons the country to our terrorist enemies. https://t.co/PQ1i5W6zZt— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 14, 2021
On Sunday, it was reported that the Taliban had entered Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul, with negotiators reportedly going to the presidential palace to discuss a peaceful transfer of power.
One day earlier, President BidenJoe BidenGrant Woods, longtime friend of McCain and former Arizona AG, dies at 67 Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'Its not coming out' Glasgow summit raises stakes for Biden deal MORE defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from the country, arguing that spending more time in Afghanistan after more than 20 years would not have made a difference.
"This isn’t 'ending endless wars.' This is American surrender, empowering our enemies, and ensuring our children and grandchildren will have to fight this war, at much higher cost," Cheney wrote in a subsequent tweet on Sunday, appearing to shoot back at Biden's argument for ending the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.
This isn’t “ending endless wars.” This is American surrender, empowering our enemies, and ensuring our children and grandchildren will have to fight this war, at much higher cost. https://t.co/USZ3Npn2mI— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) August 15, 2021
The top Republican in the Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Pelosi says GOP senators 'voted to aid and abet' voter suppression for blocking revised elections bill Manchin insists he hasn't threatened to leave Democrats MORE (Ky.), on Saturday urged the Biden administration to intervene to prevent the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan.
"It is not too late to prevent the Taliban from overrunning Kabul. The Administration should move quickly to hammer Taliban advances with air strikes, provide critical support to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) defending the capital, and prevent the seemingly imminent fall of the city," McConnell said in a statement.
“If they fail to do so, the security threat to the United States will assuredly grow and the humanitarian cost to innocent Afghans will be catastrophic,” he added.