Republican report knocks Biden’s Afghanistan retreat, eyes post-midterm scrutiny

US Republican senators are planning to use an interim report about President Joe Biden’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan to scrutinize him if the party clinches the majority in Congress this year.

The strategy is expected to be published this week in a 118-page, an interim report called “‘A Strategic Failure’:  Assessing the Administration’s Afghanistan Withdrawal.”

According to Press TV, the report offers a detailed look at last year’s chaotic withdrawal, which created horrific scenes of chaos outside and inside Kabul international airport.

One year ago, the Taliban took over power in Afghanistan in the midst of Biden’s withdrawal of US forces from the country.

Included in the report are Republicans’ intentions, if they take the majority, to use subpoena power to compel officials to sit for transcribed interviews, naming 34 current and former officials that they say the State Department has blocked from appearing before the committee

“The Biden administration had largely wasted the four months since the president announced the full withdrawal, failing to adequately plan for the anticipated Taliban takeover,” the committee wrote.

Republican lawmakers request that Biden officials appear for open hearings or risk being subpoenaed.

Republicans also plan to subpoena documents that they say the State Department has failed to provide, including “documents, messages, reports, legal opinions, meeting readouts, and other materials related to the withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

They primarily focus on a lack of planning leading up to the withdrawal and analyze a series of missteps and errors that complicated what was ultimately a deadly evacuation.

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