Ted Cruz has blasted the Biden administration for their actions in Afghanistan.
He has specifically targeted both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Cruz went on a tear on social media on Tuesday, where he held both Biden and Harris’ feet to the fire for their botched Afghanistan exit.
Cruz called for an open investigation into just what is happening inside the White House.
He is asking what the two leaders may have known before making the decision, and when they knew it.
Senator Cruz had this to say on Twitter:
“What’s unfolding in Afghanistan is an absolute disaster. There need to be serious public Congressional inquiries into what went wrong.”
In another tweet he said:
“What did Joe Biden and Kamala Harris know? When did they know it? Who was telling them?”
Ted Cruz called Afghanistan a "military failure" that falls on Joe Biden.
Fox Business has that story:
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, blasted the Biden administration for its botched Afghanistan exit during "Varney & Co." Tuesday, arguing the "military failure" falls on the president and his administration.
"What we have seen is an incredibly, poorly executed exit from the theater," Cruz told FOX Business host Stuart Varney.
The Texas senator’s criticism of the president comes as chaos ensues over the Taliban’s swift takeover of the region following the United States’ exit.
The vocal GOP senator described the outcome of the withdrawal as "a military failure" and called for "serious public congressional inquiries" into what went wrong with the Biden administration’s Afghanistan exit.
Ted Cruz shared a story from The Federalist which also called out Biden's disastrous withdrawl from Afghanistan:
The Biden administration also reversed several extremely effective policies Trump adopted to address the border crisis, including Trump’s decision to use Title 42 authority to expel aliens to Mexico or their country of origin, given the public health crisis presented by COVID-19. Biden also ditched the former president’s “remain in Mexico” policy that prevented illegal aliens from absconding within the United States while awaiting immigration hearings. These reversals quickly led to the now record-setting crisis on the Southern border.
If Biden believed it in America’s best interest to remain in Afghanistan for the long-term, for another year, or even for another month, as commander-in-chief he could have made that call.
Further, even if leaving now is in our country’s best interests, Biden bears full responsibility for his failed execution of the withdrawal. Under Biden’s command, the Taliban reportedly seized hundreds of U.S. Humvees, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, and several million-dollar U.S. drones.
No one but Biden is to blame for the administration being “clearly caught off guard by the Taliban’s rapid advances in recent days as the militant Islamic group took over a slew of provincial capitals across the country and encircled Kabul,” forcing Biden to rush thousands more troops to Afghanistan just to safely evacuate American and embassy personnel two full weeks before the August 31 deadline Biden had announced for withdrawing all U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
There is much to debate about the United States’ involvement in a 20-year war in Afghanistan, but it should be clear to all that Biden botched the withdrawal. The only question remaining is exactly how badly.
Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. Cleveland served nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk to a federal appellate judge and is a former full-time faculty member and adjunct instructor at the college of business at the University of Notre Dame. The views expressed here are those of Cleveland in her private capacity.
Senator Cruz and others have been very vocal with their criticism as of late, and calls for an investigation are increasing.