UPDATED 3:20 PM PT – Friday, August 27, 2021
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has continued to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to call Congress to action following the Kabul bombing. In recent interviews, the California lawmaker said Pelosi needs to get Congress back in session immediately saying it’s time for decisive leadership.
McCarthy also called on lawmakers to vote on recent legislation that would prohibit the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan until all Americans are evacuated. He warned ISIS would continue to grow in the country, noting it’s very close to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
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“Congress can’t sit idle as a separate branch of government while troops are targeted and Americans remain stranded. It’s time for us to act quickly to save lives,” stressed McCarthy.
McCarthy also pointed out Joe Biden has lost the faith, trust and confidence of the American public, saying there will be a day of reckoning. He then slammed Biden’s speech to the nation Thursday night, calling it “a picture of weakness and incompetence.”
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