A vast majority of people have and continue to criticize President Joe Biden for his weak leadership and inefficiency in governing the country altogether. Sen. Lindsey Graham is among the many to jump on the bandwagon.
On Tuesday, he told reporters how the first six months of Biden’s tenure have been nothing short of terrible. Apart from the border being in a chaotic state, the country is faced with a myriad of other problems that include an ever-increasing inflation rate, growing lawlessness, and a lack of support for the cops.
Given these circumstances, Graham claimed that he will be writing a letter to President Joe Biden, requesting him to reevaluate the state of US involvement in Afghanistan. Taliban forces have played a critical role in the recent increase in violence. They have even removed Afghan forces from 50 out of 370 districts of the nation.
While the US withdrawal from action is more than halfway complete, an armed force is expected to be involved in the case till September. However, Graham thinks this support is insufficient and hopes to persuade Biden to sustain air support for the Afghan government.
If the Taliban are to take over Afghanistan, it would leave the U.S in a precarious position, said Graham. “I fear that Al Qaeda and ISIS will re-emerge and we will be paving a way for another 9/11,” added the concerned Senator.
Additionally, he also pointed to the issues surrounding the U.S foreign policy and said that President Joe Biden’s administration seems to be ignorant over the state of the U.S border. With a rapid influx of migrants, Graham expressed concern about the “criminal element” of the border- paving the way for more and more terrorists in the country.
Despite voicing out his concerns in vigor, the South Carolina Republican seemed optimistic about the future planning of Congress. While he is in talks with Sen Tim Scott and other officials to pass an infrastructure bill, President Joe Biden’s administration is still showing no signs of hope. Instead, they seem to be “doubling down on policies that are failing,” concluded Graham.