As the Daily Caller reported, it wasn’t all that long ago that Vice President Kamala Harris made certain that she bragged about her involvement with helping President Joe Biden put the final touches on the plans to withdraw the remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
Fast-forward to today, and it’s not surprising that a mostly-absent Harris is nowhere to be seen as Afghanistan was absolutely routed by Taliban forces in a matter of 10 days, while thousands of Americans and U.S. allies remain trapped behind enemy lines thanks to the Biden-Harris administration’s not-so-brilliant plan.
What did she say?
In an April interview with CNN, the vice president proudly reminded viewers that she was the last voice in the room with Biden as he crafted his U.S. troop withdrawal plan, which would ultimately end in a catastrophic disaster.
As the New York Post noted in April, Harris was asked by host Jake Tapper about Biden’s insistence that Harris would be “the last voice in the room,” particularly when making big decisions. Harris confirmed that was the case, specifically with Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops.
Vice President Harris says she was the last person in the room with President Biden when he made the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan: “I have seen him over and over again make decisions based exactly on what he believes is right” #CNNSOTU https://t.co/dcOKYcUCX0 pic.twitter.com/0vs8BNmKU1
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 25, 2021
“This is a president who has an extraordinary amount of courage,” Harris said at the time. “He is someone who I have seen – over and over again – make decisions based on what he truly believes, based on his years of doing this work and studying these issues, what he believes is the right thing to do.”
Harris added: “I have seen him over and over again make decisions based exactly on what he believes is right.”
What’s the latest?
As the world knows by now, Biden’s execution of the plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan was nothing less than a total disaster, as Taliban forces were able to retake the entire country in a shockingly short amount of time.
The situation devolved so rapidly that Biden was forced to send thousands of U.S. combat troops back to Afghanistan in an effort to secure the airport in Kabul where evacuations are currently taking place.
As Fox News reported on Tuesday morning, Taliban fighters were reportedly attacking the thousands of Afghans who attempted to get to the airport.
“The Taliban [were] beating people and the people were jumping from the fence, the concertina wire, and also the wall,” a former State Department contractor told a Fox News reporter on the ground in Kabul.
Make no mistake: This humiliating failure will permanently stain the Biden administration and possibly reverberate in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections for Democratic candidates.