MTGOP Chairman Don “K” Kaltschmidt’s statement on Biden’s failed withdrawal

Montana Republican Party Chairman Don “K” released the following statement regarding the events that have taken place in Afghanistan over the past several days:

“Joe Biden’s failed withdrawal from Afghanistan is a tragic event that not only will weaken the United States national security just weeks before the anniversary of 9/11, but it puts our allies at risk. Over the past several days, we’ve witnessed heartbreaking footage of Americans being evacuated by helicopter from our embassy, we’ve seen Afghan civilians attempt to cling to the side of U.S. military aircraft to try and escape the Taliban, and President Biden has returned to his vacation after briefly addressing the nation. Our servicemen and women, who bravely served our country for the past twenty years, deserve better than a President who has failed to take accountability for the current situation.

“During this critical time, I would encourage Senator Tester and Democrats in Washington D.C. to put aside their political devotion to the Biden Administration, demand the President take responsibility for his failed leadership and disastrous withdrawal, and ask him to give the American people more than an 18 minute speech without questions. We deserve answers from the President directly.”

Additional Background:

  • Just last month, President Biden stated “There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of an embassy in the-of the United States from Afghanistan.” He was wrong.
  • Biden also stated “the likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.” Again, he was wrong.
  • Because of Biden’s failed withdrawal, the Taliban “has seized scores of American weapons and military equipment.”
  • Instead of staying in Washington, D.C. to monitor the ongoing events, Biden briefly addressed the nation, refused to take questions, and promptly returned to Camp David to resume his vacation.