GOP congressman horrifies viewers with his reaction to Kabul airport attack: 'Start killing bad guys'
On Thursday morning — with the Taliban in control of Afghanistan and the Biden Administration was scrambling to get U.S. citizens and allies out of the country — a deadly terrorist attack occurred at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Far-right Rep. Mark Green of Tennessee weighed in on the attack during an appearance on Fox News, and he is being mocked for his simplistic recommendation.
Politico has reported that according to U.S. officials it interviewed, one of the people responsible for the attack was "an ISIS militant wearing a suicide vest." ISIS stands for "Islamic State in Iraq and Syria," and that far-right terrorist group is a sworn enemy of the Taliban.
"I'd start killing bad guys" -- Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) on how he'd respond to the attack in Kabul https://t.co/38AFNd6Nim— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1629999618.0
On Fox News, Green was asked, "What do you think the U.S. response to this immediately should be?"—to which the GOP congressman responded, "I think the president of the United States should come out and say all bets are off. The Taliban had absolutely defied this agreement by not securing — they didn't keep their promise to the secure the access routes to the airfield…. I'd start killing bad guys."
After Vox's Aaron Rupar tweeted that interview, it didn't take long for Green to be mocked for trying to sound like Chuck Norris or another action film star:
@atrupar Ah. So his special powers are magical vision identifying "bad guys", and acting like Clint Eastwood in a n… https://t.co/ByCfl0b3cj— scanmead (@scanmead) 1630002571.0
Here are some more reactions to that interview:
@atrupar Well attacking 'the bad guys' would be a great way to derail the evacuations + incur more US civilian + mi… https://t.co/VXPYxnHS0Z— Laura Quick 🇺🇸 (@Laura Quick 🇺🇸) 1630000085.0
@pinemikey @atrupar They use simple words to get their base riled up!!! Who’s the bad guy, what does he look like.… https://t.co/JBg5gU3aBm— Atlas Supreme (@Atlas Supreme) 1630003308.0
@atrupar Yeah, let us end the war in Afghanistan by starting a war in Afghanistan. That sounds like a totally reasonable action to take.— Gerudon (@Gerudon) 1629999704.0
@atrupar Do these rubes not realize WE’VE BEEN THERE 20 YEARS— President Camacho (@President Camacho) 1629999820.0
@atrupar Mark Green has the same foreign policy views as my 3-year old.— Justin (@Justin) 1629999801.0
@atrupar How, exactly, do you kill the bad guys without killing more innocent people? Let HIM go to war and show us how it's done.— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️) 1630000677.0
@atrupar Dear Rep. Mark Green, You're in luck, sir! You're in the perfect place to get a congressional waiver due… https://t.co/tVSAhvls2N— Dgene Rayburn’s Big Blank (@Dgene Rayburn’s Big Blank) 1629999991.0
@atrupar Oh, but not HIM personally. When he says "I'D start killing bad guys" he means he will stay in his comfort… https://t.co/zmoQMJWFUY— Veritable Jones (@Veritable Jones) 1630003652.0
@atrupar Monday night quarterbacking POS https://t.co/utU67Z1BSM— Be The Change United 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Be The Change United 🇺🇸🇺🇸) 1630000176.0
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