This administration will NEVER take responsibility for F-ing up the Afghanistan withdrawal…
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was pressed by Rep. Jim Bank (R-IN) about the botched 2021 withdrawal from Afghanistan during a House hearing on Wednesday and said he has no regrets with how the evacuation was handled.
“Do you have regrets about the withdrawal from Afghanistan?” Banks asked.
“I support the President’s decision,” Austin replied.
“Do you have regrets about the withdrawal or how the withdrawal occurred from Afghanistan that cost the lives of 13 of our service members?” Banks followed-up.
“I don’t have any regrets,” said Austin.
Full article, HERE from Townhall.
These people DESERVE answers and accountability for the administration/DOD’s actions, or lack of them…
The dead Marines are:
Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, out of Camp Pendleton, California;
Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, with 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Naval Support Activity Bahrain;
Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23, with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit;
Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, with 2/1;
Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, with 2/1;
Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, with 2/1;
Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, with 2/1;
Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, with 2/1;
Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, with 2/1;
Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, with 2/1;
Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, with 2/1.
Navy corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California
Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, assigned to 9th PSYOP Battalion, 8th PSYOP Group, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
RIP each and everyone of you. You paid the ultimate price.