Reps. Meijer, Moulton: Afghan disaster was ‘preventable,’ discuss chaos and violence after secret visit to Kabul

This handout image shows U.S. Soldiers and Marines assist with security at an Evacuation Control Checkpoint during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. . (Photo by Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla / U.S. Marine Corps via Getty Images)

 This handout image shows U.S. Soldiers and Marines assist with security at an Evacuation Control Checkpoint during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. . (Photo by Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla / U.S. Marine Corps via Getty Images)

This handout image shows U.S. Soldiers and Marines assist with security at an Evacuation Control Checkpoint during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. . (Photo by Staff Sgt. Victor Mancilla / U.S. Marine Corps via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:00 PM PT – Sunday, August 29, 2021

Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.) and Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) spoke out about their recent trip to Kabul, where they witnessed the ongoing Afghan crisis. In a CNN interview on Sunday, the two lawmakers said Joe Biden was at fault for the chaos, violence and deaths in Kabul.

“We’ve seen some of the best American people, especially in the last two weeks, some of the best of our troops on the ground and the heroic way they’re carrying out this mission.,” Meijer expressed. “We’ve also seen some of the worst of American leadership.”

Meijer and Moulton admitted the U.S. did not have a political leverage over Taliban to prevent its takeover of the country. However, Moulton said the chaos in Kabul could have been prevented.

“You know sadly Jake this was preventable because we wouldn’t of had to put Marines in this position if we had started the evacuation much earlier,” Moulton stated. “I don’t want to lose sight of the heroism of these Marines because in spite of this terrible position that they were put in, they were doing unbelievable work. I mean literally sifting through the sea of humanity to find our allies feet from the Taliban with their horsewhips.”

The two congressmen also praised the 13 U.S. service members who were killed in the Kabul airport bombing on Thursday by saying their sacrifice must not be forgotten.

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