President Biden’s administration has once again disrespected the will of Congress by ignoring a subpoena for documents related to the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Republican Representative Mike McCaul, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, filed the subpoena, but the administration refused to comply.
This is the third time that the Biden administration has ignored the congressional subpoena. McCaul originally set a deadline for the documents in March, which the administration ignored.
When McCaul pushed back the deadline to April, the administration still refused to comply. The latest deadline was May 1, but the administration still did not provide the requested documents.
The subpoena seeks a dissent cable from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, a document that would have contained any concerns officials had about Biden’s withdrawal plans.
Despite the administration’s refusal to comply, the State Department offered to give McCaul and his committee a briefing on the document’s contents. However, McCaul clarified that the briefing did not constitute compliance with the subpoena.
McCaul and other Republicans on the committee have said that they still have unanswered questions that can only be satisfied by seeing the document itself. This is a clear indication that the administration has something to hide.
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was a disaster and a low point in Biden’s presidency. While the vast majority of Americans supported the decision to leave the country, they also overwhelmingly disapproved of Biden’s handling of the operation.
Biden’s administration owes it to the American people to be transparent about what went wrong in Afghanistan, and the refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena is unacceptable.
Source Fox News