By Duncan Smith
Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., ripped into Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the Biden hack made excuses for his boss over the disastrous, deadly pullout from Afghanistan.
Mast, a U.S. Army vet who lost both legs as an explosive ordnance expert in the country after stepping on an IED, blasted Blinken for lying about Joe Biden’s phone call with “coward” ex-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
In July, according to a leaked transcript, Biden told Ghani that even if his forces couldn’t hold back the Taliban, which appeared to be the case, Ghani should publicly say they can anyway, just to keep up appearances so Biden could continue withdrawing ahead of the Aug. 31 deadline.
And we know what happened next: 13 dead U.S. service members, hundreds of dead Afghanis, Americans left behind, Afghani allies left behind.
Mast wasn’t having any of Blinken’s BS, as he also listed every one of the 13 who were killed, along with flashing their photos to Blinken so he gets the gravity of the situation, per Fox News:
A GOP congressman erupted at Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his hearing in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, saying Congress does not “need to hear lies.”
Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan, got into a heated exchange with Blinken as the congressman’s allotted time to question the secretary of state drew to a close.
Mast slammed the administration’s handling of the withdrawal, pointing to Biden’s controversial leaked call with the former Afghan president, leading the Florida Republican to proclaim that he does not “believe a word” the secretary was saying.
“I don’t want to hear from the secretary,” Mast said. “He lies to us when he appears before us.”
“I don't want to hear the secretary,” the congressman repeated himself. “We don't need to hear lies.”
Here’s the exchange:
13 American heroes are dead because of the arrogance, incompetence and ineptitude of this Administration. Secretary Blinken must be held accountable. pic.twitter.com/EHSdBep6Ql
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) September 13, 2021
Here’s more, from Fox:
Brian Mast is a hero.
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