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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn lambasted President Joe Biden on Tuesday for his decision to stick to the administration’s Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw all U.S. troops, citizens and allies from Afghanistan after 20 years in the country.
Cornyn accused the Biden administration of letting the Taliban dictate military strategy. “We have a commitment to every American and Afghan ally to get them out safely,” he said in a statement. “No one should be left behind because of an arbitrary, self-imposed deadline based on a campaign promise.”
The remarks by the Republican senior senator came after other members of the Texas GOP expressed doubts that the president can follow through on his promise to evacuate all American troops, citizens and allies safely by the end of the month.