Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) said Monday that he knows “for a fact” U.S. Military generals gave President Joe Biden good advice on the withdrawal efforts in Afghanistan that POTUS just did not take. It’s “reasonable,” the Republican noted, to now ask why those generals didn’t fight harder against the Biden administration’s decisions, or even resign in protest.
“I think if there’s blame to go around, it’s that, maybe the generals didn’t stand up enough to Joe Biden,” Crenshaw told radio host Brian Kilmeade, discussing the hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan. “I know for a fact they gave him the right advice and he decided not to take it.”
“It’s a reasonable criticism: ‘Well, why didn’t you resign in protest?’ That’s a reasonable criticism, and I’d like to hear an explanation to that, perhaps,” Crenshaw added.
The Texas representative also blasted the State Department for echoing dubious claims and talking points from the Biden administration, noting that the department “has a lot to answer for.”
“You know, when I hear from Antony Blinken and Jake Sullivan, they tend to repeat the lies of the administration more than most. And I think the State Department has a lot to answer for on this,” he said.