Representative Adam Kinsinger, R-Ill., Told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that the political landscape in America has become so divided that it has become impossible to accept that both political parties are responsible for this. horrible terrorist attack. At least 13 US servicemen and hundreds of innocent Afghans were killed near Kabul airport.
“We have become so indigenous in this country that it is impossible to believe that two people can share the responsibility with different parties,” said Kizinger, who has flown missions for the Air Force in Afghanistan and Iraq. “Both parties, Republicans and Democrats, have failed the American people, and the American people deserve much better. Demand better from your leaders.
Kinzinger explained why Republicans and Democrats share the responsibility. He told host Shepard Smith that part of the blame lies with the Trump administration and its subsequent deal with the Taliban in February 2020.
“He made a deal that was the worst since, you know, Neville Chamberlain, he never followed through on that deal, and instead of backing down and telling Donald Trump all the time, he had to follow through on it. ‘OK. “He continued to celebrate,” said Kinzinger, who is currently a member of the Air National Guard.
On September 30, 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier and Italian leader Benito Mussolini signed the Munich Agreement, which ceded much of Czechoslovakia to Nazi Germany in the name of peace .
Kinzinger said President Joe Biden cannot just point the finger at the Trump administration.
“He also owns the decisions made here, he could have overturned them, and his execution was absolutely disastrous, especially with the exception of Bagram, and leaving it open,” Kizinger said.
Kinzinger said August 31 in Afghanistan should not be “arbitrary” and that the United States should instead stay in the country “until the mission is completed.” This means, he said, the evacuation of Afghans who have been promised special immigration visas by the United States.
“If we leave behind the people who are committed to us and fire them, not only will our reputation suffer, but any future battles will hurt us,” Kizinger said.
The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.