(PartiallyPolitics.com) The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability is intensifying its investigation into the Biden administration’s messy withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021.
In a letter sent to senior White House leadership, the Pentagon, Joint Chiefs of Staff, State Department, Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., called for additional information to be found regarding the withdrawal from Afghanistan. In the letter, they wrote that they are concerned about the Biden administration’s pursuit of delaying providing information to the American people about “the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal and evacuation.”
Republicans have said that the Afghan War Commission, which was first established in the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), has not yet managed to produce a single report for the past three years which was “unacceptable.”
During the previous Congress, Republicans had also sent 10 separate requests for documents from the Biden administration, however, none of these requests have received a “substantive response.”
Comer told Fox News Digital, said that the American people “deserve answers” and that the administration has so far obstructed the investigation. He added that the Oversight Republicans are committed to finding answers and providing transparency and accountability. He added that all relevant departments and agencies should be open to cooperating with the information requests.
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