It’s time for Biden to take action – and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) knows what needs to be done.
“Two things need to happen, and only Biden can authorize: 1. US military must be allowed to operate outside Kabul airport to get American citizens. 2. Retake Bagram airfield, thus giving us more options for evacuations. Biden created this mess and needs to take decisive action,” Crenshaw said on Twitter.
Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) is also urging the President to fix this “ill-planned, chaotic withdrawal.” According to Fox News, “The Republican pointed to other western countries—like Britain and France—that are said to have deployed teams of specialized forces to extract citizens behind Taliban lines. The Washington Post reported that Paris deployed an elite police team to pick up nationals and Afghans who’ve been sheltering at the city’s old French embassy. The report also said that British paratroopers have been deployed on rescue missions.”
There are still tens of thousands of Americans and American allies trapped in Afghanistan.