Republicans pressure Biden to flex military might in evacuating Americans
District of Columbia | August 23, 2021
Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, called Sunday for “flexing our military muscles” to bring Americans home from Afghanistan as pressure built for the Biden administration to get tougher on evacuating the thousands left stranded.
“We should be doing everything possible to get Americans safely to the airport for evacuation,” said Ms. Ernst on ABC’s “This Week.” “We are the strongest military on the face of this planet, and we should be exercising those authorities to make sure that we’re flexing our military muscle, especially when it comes to evacuating Americans.”
Ms. Ernst, an Iowa Army National Guard combat veteran who served in Kuwait, described the effort to evacuate the Kabul embassy “one of the biggest debacles that we have seen in the last several decades.”… (Excerpts from the Washington Times)