GOP Congressman Urges Blinken to Resign over ‘Indefensible’ Actions in Afghanistan

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., March 10, 2021. (Ting Shen/Pool via Reutertsd)

Representative Joe Wilson (R., S.C.) called on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to resign on Monday during a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee over his role in the botched U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

While Blinken testified before the committee, Wilson blasted the Biden administration for allowing the Taliban to take control of Afghanistan and turn it into a “safe haven for murderous terrorists.”

The South Carolina Republican also criticized the administration’s handling of the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that it allows people on the FBI’s terrorist watchlist “to enter American neighborhoods as lone wolf suicide bombers to murder as many Americans as possible.”

“In American history, American families have never been at a greater risk of attack at home than today,” Wilson said. “The global war on terrorism is not over, it has been moved from abroad to American homes. As the grateful father of an Afghanistan veteran, I especially see your actions as indefensible.”

He told Blinken that the administration’s “bizarre abandoning of Bagram Airfield” on July

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