The former Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy went on Fox News over the weekend to blast President Joe Biden for his withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
“Trey, you hear those stories, and we hear about the success of the thousands and thousands who have gotten out,” said Fox News host Bret Baier. “But there are many more Afghans especially who won’t get out, and there are some Americans who won’t make that last plane either.”
“Right, Bret, which is why this August 31st deadline that he will not budge from makes absolutely no sense. And just in case people are not familiar with ISIS-K, that’s a new name,” Gowdy replied. “Bret, that’s the group that went to the maternity ward of a hospital and killed infants and new mothers. That’s who was let out of prisoner.”
“That’s who is left in Afghanistan,” he continued. “So why we are so hellbent on leaving August 31 when we have people that helped us behind, I don’t understand.”
Later on in the segment, Gowdy proceeded to double down.
“I am in the minority, I think, in our country,” he said. “Any withdrawal plan that is depending on the Taliban keeping its word or joining the 21st century, I think is a flawed plan. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s a Republican or a Democrat president. This is the group, I think, that still stones rape victims. And we are going to rely on them to make sure that Americans get out of Afghanistan and keep the law of order?”
“That’s the group that is keeping the law and order?” Gowdy continued. “They may be better than ISIS-K, but that ain’t saying much. Is-k kills newborns. That ain’t saying much.”
Last week, Gowdy ripped into Biden for the situation in Afghanistan.
“Biden said that America is back, he was wrong. the Taliban is back,” Gowdy stated. “And America? Well, America is leaving. Leaving the women and children. Leaving those who believed in us. Leaves those who risked and gave their lives for us.”
“America does not leave women, girls, children our friends or fellow Americans behind, period. Greatness comes with a price,” he concluded. “What we’re seeing in Afghanistan is not American greatness. It is an American failure.”