Sen. McConnell: Biden gave our enemies in Afghanistan everything they wanted

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, with Republican Senators John Barrasso (L) and John Thune, speaks to reporters after the Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on September 28, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:35 PM PT – Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Joe Biden lied about the advice he received on keeping troops in Afghanistan. Speaking from the Senate floor on Wednesday, McConnell said Biden “gave our enemies in Afghanistan everything they wanted and got less than nothing in return.”

This comes as Biden has come under fire for publicly misstating the guidance he was given from top generals and rejecting their best military counsel. U.S. Central Command Gen. Frank McKenzie reportedly told Biden to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan. Although, Biden has continued to claim he never received such advice.

“These top generals gave President Biden exactly the advice the President told the American people he had not received,” said McConnell from the Senate floor.

McConnell added the U.S. is now facing a greater terrorist threat from Afghanistan. He noted “we have less intelligence about that growing threat” and fewer tools with which to combat it.

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