WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement after a Pentagon report revealed that more than $7 BILLION of U.S. military equipment was left in Afghanistan due to President Biden’s botched military withdrawal. For months, Senator Scott has been pushing for a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan to conduct a full investigation into President Biden’s failed and tragic withdrawal of U.S. forces that stranded hundreds of Americans behind enemy lines, took the lives of 13 U.S. service members and left billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment in the hands of terrorists.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Not only has Biden’s failed Afghanistan withdrawal led to the tragic deaths of U.S. service members, left Americans stranded and our world in a more dangerous place, it has literally made the Taliban regime that we fought for DECADES better equipped to fight. Thanks to President Biden’s failures and incompetence as commander in chief, over $7 BILLION worth of American military equipment, paid for by U.S. taxpayer dollars, was left behind enemy lines in Afghanistan and in the hands of terrorists. Months later, we still have no explanation as to what led to the United States’ most stunning, unforced and humiliating defeat in decades. Americans are sick of waiting for the accountability we deserve. We need to pass my resolution to establish a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan and finally launch a full investigation into the U.S. Afghanistan withdrawal.”