Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) went on Fox News on Monday to attack Joe Biden and his administration, saying that they ignored the warnings signs for what has occurred in Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrawal of military forces. Rubio went so far as to say that al Qaeda might make a return to the region thanks to the actions of the Biden Administration.
“Sean, not just did I tell them, but it was a bipartisan warning, OK?” Rubio told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “You look at the intelligence, you look at everything before us, it was clear that not only it was the worst-case scenario out there, it was the likeliest outcome that was going to happen, and we kept insisting, what is the plan of this happens? What is the plan? And they arrogantly, and they smugly ignored it. They ignored everyone who was warning them because they’re the experts, they know everything, and now we’ve seen the consequences.”
“There are two things now to keep in mind,” he continued. “Number one is Joe Biden was elected promising competence, the return on normalcy, the return of expertise to foreign policy, and we see that they can’t even execute on something like this and ignore the people who know something about it. That does encourage people like China — countries like China and other adversaries not just to go out and try to undermine confidence in America, but actually test America and think they can get away with it.”
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“And the other is something that the Pentagon’s already saying, and we’ve already been saying for close to nine months, the biggest problem here is going to be now that al Qaeda is coming back to Afghanistan, let there be no doubt,” Rubio added. “They are coming back. They will reconstitute. They will pose a threat again, and this administration has no plan whatsoever to prevent that from happening.”
Check out Rubio’s full comments on Afghanistan and the Biden administration’s failures in the video below.