According to Sen. Marsha Blackburn, the Taliban, after successfully taking over Afghanistan, now has a nation where they can offer other terrorist organizations a haven to “cook up” plots and they, along with other enemies of America, do not fear the United States due to the actions of President Joe Biden and those in his administration have taken.
“Our NATO allies are furious with this administration and how they’ve conducted this,” the Tennessee Republican went on to say during a conversation on Newsmax’s “National Report.” “Our enemies do not fear us … our enemies are emboldened. The Taliban does not fear us. They now are in charge of a country and they are going to run their operations from that country. The world is less safe because of Joe Biden and the decisions that he has made.”
Blackburn also said that reports that the Taliban is planning to install its government on Saturday, the 20th anniversary of 9/11, should trouble “every single American.”
According to the reports, which have not been publicly confirmed, Afghanistan’s new interim government, led by Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund, is expected to be sworn in Saturday, and invitations have been sent to several countries — including the United States — to attend the ceremony, according to India.com.advertisement — content continues below
“What has happened in those 20 years, is, God bless the men and women in uniform that gave those 20 years of freedom from these terrorist attacks,” Blackburn continued. “They gave the sacrifices that they have made, but the war on terror started and that war continues. The Taliban, the people that were carrying out this ideology of terrorism, al-Qaida, ISIS, the Taliban, they now have a country a nation-state where they can go, they can harbor, and they can have safe haven. They can cook up their terrorist plots. And they can do it saying this is the Islamic Emirate and we’re in charge.”
Blackburn then took a swing at a statement that was delivered by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who went on to say there are limits on what the U.S. can do about the Taliban’s refusal to allow charter flights carrying Americans and Afghan allies to leave the country.
She went on to say that she believes Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, along with Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, should all resign for their poor handling of the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“I think that their actions have been intentional, or why would they have decided to pull our military out?” said the congresswoman. “Why would they have changed the exit and withdrawal plan? But here’s the thing. They cannot tell you how many Americans are left there. I’m guessing they can’t tell you how many of the SIV holders are left. They’re guessing on that, and they should have taken care of these details. What they’re doing is basically running a PR campaign [while] trying to cover their tracks because Americans are left.”