'Another 9/11': Lindsey Graham launches an attack on Biden — and Twitter returns the favor
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Tuesday launched an attack on President Joe Biden as he suggested his leadership may lead to an incident similar to the tragic 9/11 attacks that claimed the lives of thousands of Americans.
When Graham appeared on Fox News on Tuesday, April 13, he aired his grievances about the Biden administration's deadline to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan no later than September of this year. Despite criticism, the president has made it clear that he and his administration is committed to this timeline and Graham is not happy about it.
"Our military told President Biden that if you withdraw all of our forces, al Qaeda and ISIS will come roaring back, Afghanistan would disintegrate into civil war, and we can avoid all of that by having 3,000-5,000 American forces making sure that ISIS and al Qaeda never come back to hurt us," the South Carolina senator said. "He rejected that advice. Afghanistan is going to deteriorate pretty rapidly, al Qaeda and ISIS are going to come back, he is paving the way for another 9/11."
Lindsey Graham says Joe Biden is paving the way for another 9/11 https://t.co/xqVa5AS8Xc— Acyn (@Acyn) 1618364309
In response to Graham's criticism of Biden, Twitter fired back in the president's defense. Many users quickly reminded Graham of how the United States ended up facing its last terrorist attack at the hands of its own people and how he was complicit in the series of events that led to that deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Graham was also reminded that it was former President Donald Trump who initially set the deadline to remove troops from Afghanistan. One user wrote, "Trump paved the way for January 6. Fixed it for ya, Linds."
@Acyn Said the man that just killed 400k people with his Covid malfeasance. 9/11 happened on GOP’s watch. Bin L… https://t.co/m05unIsjjU— Macy Adee (@Macy Adee) 1618367851
@Acyn Says the guy who paved the way for the 6th of Jan.— Grae Hall (@Grae Hall) 1618364538
Another user said, "Remember just a little while ago when republicans were praising Trump for "bringing our troops home" every time he made a terrible decision to withdraw troops?"
@Acyn Remember just a little while ago when republicans were praising Trump for “bringing our troops home” every ti… https://t.co/OoRVZfMzwP— William Buecker (GA Male) (@William Buecker (GA Male)) 1618366036
@Acyn Did Lindsey forget that former guy had planned to remove all troops and trump set the date first?— moon cake candy flipping (@moon cake candy flipping) 1618364423
The new withdrawal date serves as an extension of Trump's previous May 1 deadline to fully withdraw troops from Afghanistan. Behind closed doors, Graham reportedly lobbied Trump to consider keeping a small number of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan amid the signing of the peace agreement with the Taliban.
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