Sen. Rick Scott Continues Fighting for Accountability Two Years After Biden’s Botched Afghanistan Withdrawal

August 15, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as families across the United States and Afghanistan remember the two-year anniversary of Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement once again demanding accountability and answers. Following this failed operation in 2021, Senator Scott introduced legislation to establish a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan, composed of members of the House and Senate, 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, left billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment in the hands of terrorists and took the lives of 13 brave U.S. service members. This joint select committee would follow the precedent set in the aftermath of the Iran-Contra affair.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Two years after President Biden’s botched withdrawal that resulted in tragically losing 13 brave U.S. service members and abandoned Americans and billions of dollars of military equipment behind enemy lines, we still don’t have any accountability. Now, our enemies feel more emboldened after Biden’s failures took center stage for the whole world to see. The American people will never forget President Biden’s misguided and dangerous decisions that led to a deadly and chaotic withdrawal and I will not stop fighting to establish a bipartisan and bicameral Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan so that accountability can become a reality. I urge all of my colleagues to put partisan politics aside and demand answers.”

Read more about Senator Rick Scott’s efforts to hold the Biden administration accountable below: