South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters Tuesday he was “amazed at how badly” the first six months of the Biden administration has been for the U.S.
“The border is in chaos. Afghanistan is teetering. China is rearing its head. Inflation is growing because we’re spending so much money that’s not paid for,” Graham said. “You see lawlessness in the streets, the cops do not feel supported.”
Graham said he will be sending a letter to President Biden and the Pentagon to ask the administration to reassess U.S. involvement in Afghanistan as the U.S. pushes forward with the military’s complete withdrawal by September.
Taliban forces have engaged in a recent surge of violence and have forced Afghan forces from at least 50 of the nation’s 370 districts.
Though the U.S. withdrawal is more than 90 percent complete, a contingent force is expected to remain involved in Afghanistan through September to help Afghan forces with operations through airstrikes.
But Graham fears this may not be enough and will ask Biden to maintain air support for the Afghan government.