McCarthy Calls for House to Reconvene and Vote to Delay Afghanistan Withdrawal

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for Nancy Pelosi to demand House members return from recess to vote on legislation that would delay the Afghanistan military withdrawal until all U.S. citizens have been evacuated. McCarthy’s demand comes after two supposed ISIS-directed explosions in Kabul killed at least 12 U.S. service members and killing more than 40 civilians.

The Hill reports:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her leadership team called House members back to Washington earlier this week for a two-day session to adopt a $3.5 trillion budget resolution to begin the process for Democrats’ ambitious spending plan to expand social safety net programs. But the House has since gone back on recess until Sept. 20 as previously scheduled.

McCarthy pressed for the House to take legislative action in the form of Rep. Mike Gallagher‘s (R-Wis.) bill, which would require the Pentagon to submit daily status reports to Congress on the evacuation of U.S. citizens and permanent residents from Afghanistan and prohibit reducing troop numbers there until the rescue efforts are complete.

“It is time for Congress to act quickly to save lives. Speaker Pelosi must bring Congress back into session before August 31 so that we can be briefed thoroughly and comprehensively by the Biden Administration and pass Representative Gallagher’s legislation prohibiting the withdrawal of our troops until every American is out of Afghanistan,” McCarthy said in a statement.

“In the meantime, President Biden must take decisive action to protect our troops, our citizens, and our allies without regard for an arbitrary deadline,” McCarthy added.

So far, Nancy Pelosi has yet to comment on the attacks in Kabul, instead, she’s spoken about Women’s Equality Day.

Update: House Speaker Pelosi has finally released statements condemning the ISIS terror attacks.

  1. I’m usually a GOP voter,but know that GOP speakers are hot air and no results. All I hear is give us the houses and we will etc:. I remember not long ago we gave you the houses and you did ZIP! NOTHING!. Also if you give the Democrats the houses,they bankrupt America and sell out to China. The best cure is term limits and outlaw Lobbyist.


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