(LibertySociety.com) – President Biden has failed to escape the backlash from his handling of the 2021 military withdrawal from Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of 13 service members at the Kabul airport bombing. From his insensitive comments about the success of the mission,” to the incessant checking of his watch during the dignified transfer of the soldiers’ bodies, Biden has continuously dropped the ball when he could have shown compassion and concern to the Gold Star families. Republican lawmakers are often accused of allowing controversial matters from the Biden administration to fade away with no action, but the tragedy in Afghanistan is not one of them.
Representative Darrell Issa, R-Calif., held a public forum shortly after Congress went on break in August, where family members of the fallen soldiers spoke about their experience with the federal government since that fateful day. One mother recounted her interaction with President Biden when her son’s body arrived, telling the attendees of the event that he attempted to compare her grief with his own over his son Beau Biden. The mother explained how she knew that Biden’s son was not killed in action, but instead died of cancer in a hospital with his father by his side. She stated that she has had no further communication with the White House, “nor has my son been honored or his name spoken by this commander in chief or his administration,” she added.
The White House released a statement on August 26, the second anniversary of the Kabul airport bombing, where President Biden still did not identify the servicemembers by name. Rep. Issa immediately blasted President Biden, stating, “too little, too late.” Issa told the Daily Caller that he has personally written to the president to ask him to meet with the service members’ families, but that his letter has gone unanswered. He said that Biden was lying when he purported himself to Americans as an “elder statesman and an uncommonly empathetic leader.”
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