Nancy Pelosi has revealed that top Biden officials will be called to testify about the debacle in Afghanistan.
The two big names who will be testifying are Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Austin, who was then a commander of Central Command, was responsible for underestimating ISIS. [Secretary of Defense not New to Underestimating the Enemy]
Mediaite reported Pelosi’s remarks:
During a lengthy interview with San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX, co-anchor Juliette Goodrich told Pelosi that “even if ending the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan was the right decision, as President Biden insists, many are still questioning how it was carried out,” and asked, on behalf of a viewer, “Will there be a congressional investigation into the withdrawal from Afghanistan?”
“The chair of our Foreign Affairs Committee has announced today, to our caucus that there would, next week, early next week, be a hearing on this subject with the highest level of officials in the Biden administration,” Speaker Pelosi said.
Pelosi said it is Congress’s role to provide oversight. The quick move to review the situation could be because of a multitude of situations but it is clear that the military industrial complex has a lot of influence in Washington.