Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) got a lesson in military discipline and patriotism when he attempted to suggest that Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, should have have resigned when President Joe Biden decided to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan despite military leaders suggesting some U.S. troops should remain.
Cotton, who served in the Army, specifically asked Milley why he didn’t resign in protest when his recommendations weren’t followed. To that, the general replied:
Milley added that resigning just because a president doesn’t take his advice, “Would be an incredible act of political defiance for a commissioned officer to just resign.”
The fact that Cotton would ask such a question proves his only goal was to try and trash Biden as commander-in-chief and score political points instead of giving a damn about what’s in the long-term best interests of the United States.
If Sen. Cotton is unhappy with American foreign policy under this administration, then he should toss his hat into the 2024 presidential race and see if voters like his ideas. Otherwise, he should sit quietly and be thankful we have a president who gives a damn about our troops.
Granted, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz has said some incredibly moronic things since arriving in Washington, but what he uncorked Sunday during an appearance on Fox News could well win some sort of award for sheer tinfoil-hat absurdity.
Specifically, Cruz told fellow conspiracy theorist Maria Bartiromo that President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate is really just an attempt to distract the public from the administration’s policy to withdraw from Afghanistan, which was actually set in place by failed, one-term former President Donald Trump:
Actually, Ted, the reason for the vaccine mandate is very simple: It’s about saving lives. You, on the other hand, are completely content to let hundreds of thousands more Americans die a horrible death from COVID-19.
Ted Cruz has long been called the most hated man in the Senate. Listen to him talk for more than two seconds and you’ll know why even his Republican colleagues in the Senate think he’s an insufferable prick.
Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield grew enraged and had an on-air meltdown during an interview with an Army veteran, eventually cutting the interview short because the vet dared to criticize failed, one-term former President Donald Trump.
According to Jason Campbell of Media Matters, Army veteran Joe Saboe told Stinchfield that “multiple” presidents had made mistakes in Afghanistan, which led the host to counter:
In an attempt to set Stinchfield straight on the facts, Saboe told him:
The way the host responded, you’d have thought Saboe had just set an effigy of the ex-president alight and burned a flag to boot:
Still enraged, Stinchfield continued:
Yeah, Grant, your hypocritical fascist outrage is very impressive. But Trump’s fingerprints are all over the U.S. policy in Afghanistan, and it was Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who met with the Taliban in Doha and kissed their asses.
Trump’s foreign policy was a disaster. It could take decades to rebuild the bridges he burned with our allies and distance ourselves from the thugs he so eagerly embraced.
Clearly, Lindsey Graham doesn’t have a clue what he’s talking about. The U.S. military now has capabilities with drones and other remote weapons to destroy any terrorist threat before it can launch an attack on us. We’ve been picking off Al Qaeda and ISIS members for years now with drone and missile strikes.
Poor Lindsey. He wants so badly to be relevant. But he’s nothing more than a Trump groupie who’s missing his sugar daddy.
Now that Republicans have come to the realization that they can’t stop the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, they’ve decided they’ll shift gears and try to demonize the Afghan refugees who helped our troops and are now hoping to become American citizens.
Such is the case with Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), who says Afghan refugees could wind up raping and killing “little girls” in the streets.
Perry was a guest on Greta Van Susteren’s “Full Court Press” show, Vice News reports, and he said he voted against the ALLIES Act which would expedite the visa applications for Afghan refugees and also increase the total number that would be allowed entry to the United States because:
Yep, the GOP’s blatant Islamophobia is back again, even though a Republican president, Donald Trump, was responsible for starting the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
If Afghan refugees are allowed into the country, Perry warned, there would be dire consequences:
Of course, what Perry didn’t mention and Van Susteren failed to remind him is that immigrants commit crimes at a much lower rate than native-born Americans.
According to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison:
“Compared to undocumented immigrants, U.S. citizens were twice as likely to be arrested for violent felonies in Texas from 2012 to 2018, two-and-a-half times more likely to be arrested for felony drug crimes, and over four times more likely to be arrested for felony property crimes, according to a study published by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.”
Congressman Perry, like nearly every Republican, has no solutions to the problems which confront this country or the world. They just have lies and fear, which they use to keep their supporters in the dark.