Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio slammed President Joe Biden on Wednesday for leaving Americans behind in Afghanistan, saying he will “forever be disgraced.”
Rubio sent out a tweet after Biden would not extend the Aug. 31 Afghanistan withdrawal deadline, despite many Americans needing to be evacuated and allies urging Biden to extend it. In the tweet, he said Biden is meeting a deadline set “by a medieval band of terrorists.”
“A President that abandons Americans in order to meet a deadline set by a medieval band of terrorists will forever be disgraced,” Rubio said. (RELATED: McCarthy Says He Is ‘Less Confident’ All Americans Will Be Evacuated From Afghanistan By Aug. 31 After Classified Briefing)
A President that abandons Americans in order to meet a deadline set by a medieval band of terrorists will forever be disgraced
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 25, 2021
House Republicans received a classified briefing Tuesday, to which House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he is “less confident” about the Aug. 31 deadline “after leaving that briefing.” (RELATED: Biden Reportedly Keeping Aug. 31 Afghanistan Withdrawal Date Despite Worry Surrounding Evacuations)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Biden’s decision to pull the U.S. military out of Afghanistan in a Tuesday interview with Fox News, calling it one of the greatest foreign policy disasters in American history. (RELATED: McConnell Rips Biden’s Handling Of Afghanistan As ‘One Of The Greatest Foreign Policy Disasters’ In US History)
The Taliban has continued to say it will not allow the U.S. to extend the Aug. 31 deadline. Biden’s decision reportedly has to do with additional security risks involved in staying longer, according to a CNN report.